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The Madness of Art: MAPPLETHORPE—Season 2, Episode 7

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In Season 2, Episode 7, of The Madness of Art Jim’s friend Charlie gives him a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989).

In The Madness of Art video series, Jim Kempner, of Jim Kempner Fine Art, writes and creates episodes featuring important figures in the art world, such as artists, gallery directors, and art critics.

In Season 2, Episode 7, Jim’s friend Charlie comes to the gallery with a gift. When Jim opens the box, he’s presented with a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989). The gallery owner is shocked by the subject matter and is at a loss for words. Will Jim sell this risqué piece?

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