I know a little advance notice might have helped, but I just found out about this. As I post this, you’d have to be in your seats, but FYI, the Guggenheim museum is screening the film Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures by World of Wonder founders, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato tonight, Feb. 26th. The film’s title is a quote spoken by then-senator Jesse Helms during the peak of the culture wars. The movie takes his words to heart and looks at the photographs —and Mapplethorpe’s art, personal life and legacy.
An extensive survey of Mapplethorpe‘s is currently at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue.
The film is at in the New Media Theater, free with museum admission, 6PM – 8PM