Untitled (Patti Smith), 1973
Untitled (Jay Johnson, London), 1973
Untitled (Randy), 1973/75
From the Block Museum:
Taken between 1970 and 1975 before Mapplethorpe had developed his mature style, the more than 90 Polaroid pictures in this exhibition anticipate the themes and subjects of Mapplethorpe's later work — portraiture, sexuality, the classical beauty of the human body — with a spontaneity and immediacy that is inherent to instant photography.
The show runs through April 5, 2009. The Block Museum is located here.