Final Resting Place:
St. John Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, New York, 11379
Grave Location:Section 48, Range B Lots 131-133
Grave Location Description
After entering through the main west entrance, take the first left and then head northeast at the following intersection. Continue straight along this road until it ends in the intersection of Sections 46, 47, 48, and 49. Robert Mapplethorpe’s family headstone is located 41 graves from the road behind the statue at the intersection.
Grave Location GPS40.71814394, -73.87044323
Read More About Robert Mapplethorpe:
- Wikipedia Entry
- Official Mapplethorpe Website
- Robert Mapplethorpe’s Proud Finale
- When Art Fought the Law and the Art Won
- Robert Mapplethorpe: A Controversial Artist
- Robert Mapplethorpe's "Perfect Moment"
- The Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe
- ArtNet - Robert Mapplethorpe
- Robert Mapplethorpe - Online Guggenheim Collection
- Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now
- The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe
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