Everyone's Always Looking at Robert: Mapplethorpe's Life in Pictures
He'll likely always be remembered a certain way, his lean frame angling sharply across a picture, black leather jacket over a torn tee, his curls flopping all over, his gaze direct. But no matter how perfectly he looked the part, Robert Mapplethorpe didn't arrive a fully formed artist, as we find out in Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's hit Sundance documentary premiering April 4th on HBO. It arrives in the middle of a Robert renaissance, with concurrent museum exhibitions open in Los Angeles, at the Getty Museum and LACMA. Here's an exclusive early look at the many rare pictures and biographical artifacts in the film, barbed with the directors' catty commentary.