Black, White and Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe



Black, White and Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe Directed by James Crump

LM Media GmbH and Arthouse Films USA, 2007, 72 min One was a legendary curator and collector. The other was a hungry, young photographer from suburban New York. Together, Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe would influence the art world with Mapplethorpe's infamous images of the gay/S&M underworld and Wagstaff's multi-million dollar collecting mania. Told by confidantes, including singer Patti Smith, Crump's debut film explores the two men's symbiotic relationship, professionally, personally and artistically.

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