Sunday, January 17, 2016


By Gregory A. Disney-Britton
"Andy Warhol" (1987) by Robert Mapplethorpe at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art through January 24, 2016
What does brotherhood look like? Robert Mapplethorpe adored Andy Warhol, so it comes as no surprise that he would depict him in this saintly way. By most reports, they enjoyed an authentic relationship. One of our favorite Bible verses about authentic relationships is Matthew 18:15, which says “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.” Mapplethorpe chose photography because he felt "it was more honest" and his portraits reflect that authenticity. That's why "Andy Warhol" (above) by Robert Mapplethorpe at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is our NEWS OF WEEK.

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