A Mapplethorpe self-portrait, where his gaunt face and hand holding a cane topped with a skull-shaped handle dominate the photo.

365 Days of Art: October 5 – Jury Acquits Arts Center of Obscenity Charges

A Mapplethorpe self-portrait, where his gaunt face and hand holding a cane topped with a skull-shaped handle dominate the photo.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait with Skull, 1988

October 5, 1990

A Cincinnati jury acquits the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and its director of misdemeanor obscenity charges, for displaying Robert Mapplethorpe’s exhibition, The Perfect Moment.

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