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Mapplethorpe vs. Michaelangelo

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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