Art Gallery

Thank you for voting for your favorite works of American art. See which 58 artworks have been selected as the Art Everywhere US campaign below.

View the Art Everywhere US winners art gallery displaying selected artworks that represent American history and culture. 

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Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 Art Map Location #57

Robert Mapplethorpe

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust; Partial gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; partial purchase with funds provided by the David

Platinum print, 19 7/16 x 19 ¾ in.

Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs are characterized by a striking marriage of classical forms and provocative, sexualized content. This image expresses the artist’s fascination with the sculptural body and using harmonious, geometric compositions. Playing with extremes of light and dark, Mapplethorpe staged a formal juxtaposition that uses the full tonal range of the gelatin silver print. One of the most controversial artists of his generation, Mapplethorpe has come to represent many of the aesthetic and social touchstones of the 1970s and 1980s.