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"THE AGENCY - 1983" / ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE @White Box Contemporary

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Published on Aug 8, 2013

THE AGENCY - 30 years later PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE May 3 to June 15

36 rare polaroids never before exhibited

Special Exhibition at WHITE BOX CONTEMPORARY
1040 7th Avenue San Diego,
CA 92101 619-237-8813
http://www.whiteboxcontemporary.com/

The Story - NYC, 1983 - Robert Mapplethorpe approached Alfredo Santiago, then President of The Agency Models Incorporated to photograph his models in hopes of breaking into the fashion photography industry. Mr. Santiago told him "no way." Robert's persistent attitude finally convinced Mr. Santiago to allow him to photograph his models. The results were artistic and unlike any other fashion photography ever created. An exhibit of the photographs was held on May 3, 1983 at Hardison Fine Arts Gallery in NYC. Today, Mr. Santiago lives in San Diego and had these works (tucked under his bed) for 30 years. He would like to share them with you.

Wall Photos (c) Photograph Copyright 1983 The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe
Some still photos of installation c/o Jack Foster Mancilla LendsLord.com
BrokenCrutch Productions

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