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Philip Gefter: Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe

Philip Gefter: Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe

A Biography. USA 2014, 576 pp. illustrated, hardcover,  39.95
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W. W. Norton
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Sam Wagstaff, the legendary curator, collector, and patron of the arts, emerges as a cultural visionary in this biography. Even today remembered primarily as the mentor and lover of Robert Mapplethorpe, the once infamous photographer, Wagstaff, in fact, had an incalculable and largely overlooked influence on the world of contemporary art and photography, and on the evolution of gay identity in the latter part of the 20th century. With his unmistakably good looks, he projected an aura of glamour and was cited by newspapers as one of the most eligible bachelors of the late 1940s. Such accounts proved deceiving, for Wagstaff was forced to live in the closet, his homosexuality only revealed to a small circle of friends. Increasingly uncomfortable with his career and this double life, he abandoned advertising, turned to the formal study of art history, and embarked on a radical personal transformation that was in perfect harmony with the tumultuous social, cultural, and sexual upheavals of the 1960s.
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