Today the Art Gallery of New South Wales opens
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium with the support of Clemenger
BBDO Sydney, proud major partner of the exhibition.
Mapplethorpe exhibition celebrates one of the most renowned
photographers of the 20th century, an artist who understood the medium's
ability to alter perceptions and push boundaries.
This comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe's career features over
200 works, including floral still lifes, portraits and figure studies
that chart his involvement in New York's gay scene, as well as a
selection of archival material providing insights into his working
methods and life.
An icon who photographed other icons,
Mapplethorpe captured and shaped an era with portraits that immortalised
the cultural idols of the 1970s and 1980s, including lifelong muse
Patti Smith, fellow artists Cindy Sherman and Louise Bourgeois.
is the second important exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW that
Clemenger BBDO Sydney has supported. Last year the agency was a major
sponsor of Adman: Warhol before pop.
John Richardson, director of development, Art Gallery of New South Wales said the Gallery
was thrilled to partner with Clemenger BBDO for Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium.
Richardson: "The Gallery's partnership with Clemenger BBDO for Robert
Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, as well as for Adman: Warhol before
pop earlier in the year is the perfect fit.
grateful for the generous support of Clemenger BBDO in assisting the
Gallery to host important exhibitions of groundbreaking artists such as
Mapplethorpe and Warhol and we
warmly welcome all the Clemenger BBDO community to the gallery to view this extraordinary
Ben Coulson, chief creative officer, Clemenger BBDO Sydney: "We are
very proud to partner with the Gallery to help bring these important
exhibitions to Australia. Iconic art like the photographs of Robert
Mapplethorpe has a vital contribution to culture, and it helps shape the
creativity we apply in our industry. Bringing people closer to famous
contemporary artists and their work is a good thing. I hope you all get
the chance check out this thought provoking work."
More information on the exhibition here