Robert Mapplethorpe, Unique, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Sean Kelly stages an exhibition of carefully selected Polaroid images taken between 1970 and 1975 by legendary American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Unique features over 25 examples of Mapplethorpe’s early use of instant photography, including self-portraits, figure studies, still lifes, and portraits of his lovers and friends. The show offers a glimpse at the photographer’s formative years and reveals the themes that would inspire him throughout his career.