Robert Mapplethorpe

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh

July 29  to November 5,  2006

Open 10am to 5pm* (Mon to Sat)

* Open to 7pm (Thursdays)

Admission £6.

Concessions £4

Robert Mapplethorpt self portrait  -  to be featured in a Mapplethorpe Exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 2006

©   Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait 1980 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation


Mapplethorpe Exhibition

The first ever Mapplethorpe retrospective in Scotland.

The  National Galleries of Scotland write:


"Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) first became famous, not so say notorious, in the 1970s and 1980s with his photographs of the male and female nude.

Although some works became more infamous than others, they each explored beauty and form in a classical way – from his statuesque nudes to formal portraits of artists and celebrities; depictions of New York’s S&M underground to delicate flower photographs.

Don’t miss this first ever Mapplethorpe retrospective in Scotland, and the first in Britain for a decade.

Sponsored by the National Galleries of Scotland Friends Membership"

Book now: 0870 118 1859


During the exhibition there will be lectures at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art  -  Admission FREE.


Exhibition Lectures

Lecture:   Aug 7, 2006:

Robert Mapplethorpe: Death of the Artist, Birth of the Author

Dr Damian Sutton, Lecturer in Historical and Critical Studies at Glasgow School of Art

Lecture:  August 21, 2006

Sex, Death and Portraiture

Glyn Davis, Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of Bristol,