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Robert Mapplethorpe

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LACMA, Getty Acquire Robert Mapplethorpe Art, Archives

Thousands of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs and his archives have been jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

02/08/2011

A Mapplethorpe photo. (credit: AP)

LACMA, Getty Announce Acquisition Of 2,000 Mapplethorpe Photos

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust Monday announced the joint acquisition of more than 2,000 pictures by the late Robert Mapplethorpe, as well as archival materials related to the controversial photographer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2011