CULTURE

Photos: Delayed Exposure

Sam Wagstaff was Robert Mapplethorpe’s lover—and, says a new book, the forgotten patron who changed photography.


1

Robert Mapplethorpe and Sam Wagstaff, Arles, France, 1981. Photograph by Teresa Engle.

2

Sam Wagstaff’s Self-Portraits, 1973. Courtesy of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California.

3

Wagstaff in his apartment at Lafayette Towers, Detroit, 1970. Photograph by Enrico Natali.

4

Wagstaff at an Andy Warhol opening at Castelli Gallery, New York, 1964. Photograph by Billy Name.