Earlier this year Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy staged an exhibition, Perfection in Form, that juxtaposed the work of Michelangelo and Robert Mapplethorpe. The exhibition came about after a conversation between the show’s curator, art historian Jonathan K. Nelson and Mapplethorpe’s muse Patti Smith. The hundred works were intended to “construct a conversation between the past and the present.”
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