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Mapplethorpe then made a second reputation, after an Aids diagnosis.
When he died, aged 42, in 1989 the obituary described him (and the foundation he established) as ‘a symbol of courage and resistance to the disease’.
It said perhaps a little less about his photography.
Robert Mapplethorpe made his reputation as a photographer in the period between the 1969 gay-bashing raid at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street and the identification of HIV in 1983.
This was the High Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, the Bourbon Louis Romp, the Victorian imperial pomp, the Jazz Age, the Camelot moonshot, the Swinging Sixties of gay culture in New York.