Sofia Coppola Curates Intimate Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibition


Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola played the role of guest curator for a Paris exhibition of the late Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs. Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac partnered with the Mapplethorpe foundation and asked the filmmaker to assemble a new show, pulling from their vast archives. The results are intimate, tender, and evoke the director’s emotional cinematic worlds. All sales from the exhibition benefit the foundation’s continuous AIDS research support and scholarship program founded by Mapplethorpe in the ’80s. If you can’t jet to Paris before January 7, head to ArtInfo for a preview. [Image credit: Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation]