A HUGE condragulations is an order for curators Britt Salvesen (LACMA) and Paul Martineau (Getty Museum) for their LUCIE Awards win for Exhibition of the Year. The exhibition in celebration is for their joint curation of “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium“ exhibition. They were awarded last night in New York City. Archive by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute.
Check it out:
Here was their category win:
Want to know more about the exhibit? The Terra Foundation sat down with Salvesen to discuss the exhibit:
The acquisition covers more than 2,000 works of art by the artist, including gelatin silver prints of virtually every photograph he editioned, a large number of Polaroids and other unique objects, and portraits of Mapplethorpe by his contemporaries. 1,900 limited edition photographs and other works of art are housed at the Getty Museum’s Department of Photographs, while GRI holds dozens of Polaroids and more than 200 objects, including drawings, hand-painted collages, and assemblages, some of which combine found objects with photographs or Polaroids. These works are jointly owned by the J. Paul Getty Trust and LACMA through a partial gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and partial purchase with funds provided by The J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation. GRI additionally houses extensive documentation of Mapplethorpe’s career, including personal correspondence with significant cultural figures of the period, studio records, clippings files, exhibition invitations, and working materials.
Want more Mapplethorpe? You can watch the Emmy-nominated Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures next at DOC NYC. Which will be held November 10th-17th. The screening will happen at the IFC Center on Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Get your tickets here! There will be a discussion afterwards with Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey.