Robert Mapplethorpe Quotes

Who was Robert Mapplethorpe?

Robert Mapplethorpe was an American controversial photographer.

Born November 4, 1946
Died March 9, 1989
Aged 42 years old

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Best 7 Quotes by Robert Mapplethorpe

“Beauty and the devil are the same thing.”

“I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.”

“I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.”

“If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.”

“If I had been born one or two hundred years ago, I might have been a sculptor, but photography is a very quick way to see, to make sculpture.”

“The whole point of being an artist is to learn about yourself. The photographs, I think, are less important than the life that one is leading.”

“When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I'm human. It's the same thing when I'm behind a camera. I forget I exist.”

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