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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)

Robert Mapplethorpe was born on November 4, 1946 in Queens, New York, USA. He was a director, known for Patti Smith: Still Moving (1978), Lady (1984) and Scratch the Surface (1997). He died on March 18, 1989 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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Lady Director
Scratch the Surface Camera and Electrical Department


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 1984 Lady (Short documentary)
 1978 Patti Smith: Still Moving (Short documentary)
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 1997 Scratch the Surface (Documentary) (still photographer)
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 2005 That Man: Peter Berlin (Documentary) (heavenly thanks)
 1992 Sneakers (thanks)
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 2010 Uncle Bob (Documentary)
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary)
- Robert Mapplethorpe (1988) ... Himself
 1984 Robert Mapplethorpe with Peter Van De Klashorst (Documentary short)
 1984 La edad de oro (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 October 1984 (1984) ... Himself
 1979 Art/New York (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Artist
 1971 Robert Having His Nipple Pierced (Short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1970 Chronicles: Family Diaries I (Documentary)
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 2016 Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (Documentary)
 2008 Fellow Travelers (Documentary short)
 2006 Art/New York (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Artist
- Program No. 61: Robert Mapplethorpe (2006) ... Himself - Artist
 1993 Patti Smith: Memorial Tribute (Video short)
 1992 The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe (Video Game documentary)

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3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing. See more »


His work has been referenced on The Simpsons (1989). In The Simpsons: Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (1994), Homer inadvertently picks up a copy of one of his nude photograph books, and is immediately horrified. See more »

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