Don't miss the ongoing large retrospective photo exhibition by Robert Mapplethorpe at Fotografiska which goes on until October 2nd. I have seen many of these photos before, at Moderna some years ago, and also in New York, but after having read Patti Smiths beautiful memoars from their first searching years as artists in New York, Just Kids, it gave the show a whole new dimension. I cannot but admire the work of the founders of Fotografiska in Stockholm, having succeeded in getting a full house in all ways - audience, media acclaim and attention, venue for corporate events, courses, hangout for young moms and young and trendy wishing to approach art - through photography. Well done. I happened to bicycle by the other day in the midst of the day and it was full of people.
|Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe|