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Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.

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Last profile update: 07/29/2016
Last grant data update: 09/02/2017

At A Glance

Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.

477 Madison Ave., 15 Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10022-5835

Telephone: (212) 755-3025

URL: www.mapplethorpe.org/foundation.html

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

EIN

133480472

BRIDGE Number

5533888391

Background

Established in 1988 in NY - Founded by the late Robert Mapplethorpe, who was a controversial photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the New York S&M underground, his homoerotic work, and self-portraits and portraits of entertainers, including "Patrice," "Ajitto," "Man in Polyester Suit" and "Thomas."

Purpose and Activities

Support for medical research to advance the cure and treatment of AIDS and HIV infection; support also for photography as an art form through assisting museums, universities, and other institutions, and by publishing quality books and materials.