Robert Mapplethorpe’s Man in a Polyester Suit Sells for $478,000

By Allen Murabayashi Agent provocateur Robert Mapplethorpe’s work of gender and sexuality has generated controversy for decades. But in 1989, Senator Jesse Helms learned that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) had appropriated $30,000 for an exhibition in Philadelphia, and he penned a letter denouncing the NEA with a coalition of 100 senators. The Corcoran Museum in DC…

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