"I don't like that particular word 'shocking.' I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before … I was in a position to take those pictures. I felt an obligation to do them."
Born on this day in 1946, #RobertMapplethorpe. He would have been 71 today.
Credit: Robert Mapplethorpe. “Eddie Jones” 4/15, 1980. Gelatin silver print.
Gift of the William Sayles Doan Estate.