Robert Mapplethorpe has: Played himself in "Chronicles: Family Diaries I" in 1970. Played himself in "Robert Having His Nipple Pierced" in 1971. Played himself in "Arena" in 1975. Played himself in "La edad de oro" in 1983. Played himself in "Fellow Travelers" in 2008. Played himself in "Uncle Bob" in 2010.
What was the name of the art exhibit in Cincinnati that the local government tried to ban saying it was obscene?
Robert Mapplethorpe was the artist. The exhibit was X something... The exhibit was called The Perfect Moment and included 7 photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe called The X Portfolio. It was exhibited in Cincinnati at the Contemporary Arts Center and the center was charged with exhibiting pornography. I saw this same exhibit a week earlier in nearby Dayton, Ohio at Wright State University and its interesting that absolutely no one protested the exhibit there.
What cultural conventions did Robert Mapplethorpe challenge in his photographic portrait of female bodybuilder Lisa Lyon?
Edward Henry Weston, a famous nude photographer, was the first famous photographer to receive the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1937. Another nude American photographer named Robert Mapplethorpe was known for his work in black portrait and naked men. Another nude photographer was Todd Gary Essick, his photography was taken under water which made it very unique.