The Getty and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art jointly announced today that more than 2,000 photographs by the late Robert Mapplethorpe will be housed here in Los Angeles. There's the censored photos and the S&M imagery that gave Mapplethorpe notoriety to some, and also the still life photos (such as Calla Lily here) that made his fine art reputation. Details at the Getty blog Iris and at LACMA Unframed.
Mapplethorpe's work acquired by Getty and LACMA
More by Kevin Roderick:Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Arts stories on LA Observed:Look inland for more PST:LA/LA art
Bourne again: 'The Red Shoes'
Why the LA Times' new theater column needs a new name
Dancer Melissa Barak visits her Chagall costumes at LACMA
'Hamilton' in LA in the time of Trump
A Tchaikovsky cartoon (or not) and a Sondheim show stopper
Now on stage, the apocalypse
Cramming for LA's 'Hamilton,' Shakespeare's problematic "Me" plays
Previous story: Will HuffPost start to pay its bloggers? Will they care?
Next story: LA Observed on KCRW: Downtown football stadium