lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

Mapplethorpe (III)

"Realizing that gay S&M practices hadn’t been photographed in an artistic way before, he found a subject matter that suited him. He loved sex. He loved photography, and now he could combine the two" - Patricia Morrisroe

viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014

Mapplethorpe (II)

"He pushed boundaries in every area of his life; he turned pornography into art; he elevated photography to the level of painting; he opened the debate about art and censorship. Ultimately, he did everything he set out to do, and he was only 42 when he died" - Patricia Morrisroe

miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Mapplethorpe (I)

It has been twenty-five years since the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe passed away, yet his controversial legacy is still met with curiosity and admiration. In Paris, the Grand Palais and the Musée Rodin are commemorating the anniversary with two major retrospective exhibitions. In spite of his cult status, only a few people really knew the artist who introduced graphic homosexual erotica into museums. Patricia Morrisroe is one of those people. After almost twenty meetings with Mapplethorpe, this writer, who had been initially asked to write his profile, ended up publishing —at his request— the intimate and polemic biography of one of the most influential artists of the 21st century. Here Morrisoe shares her Mapplethorpe experiences, the six years it took to write the biography, and the times she found Mapplethorpe’s views “repellent.”

Read my full interview with Patricia Morrisroe in Dazed Digital

viernes, 14 de marzo de 2014


"We took morphine, diamorphine, cyclizine, codeine, temazepam, nitrazepam, phenobarbitone, sodium amytal, dextropropo xyphene, methadone, nalbuphine, pethidine, pentazocine, buprenorphine, dextromoramide, chlormethiazole. The streets are a wash with drugs you can have for unhappiness and pain, and we took them all. Fuck it, we would of injected vitamin C if only they'd made it illegal" - Mark "Rent Boy" Renton