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Scissor Sisters Curate Mapplethorpe

Scissor Sisters Curate Mapplethorpe


Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and Babydaddy, whose most recent album cover featured a suggestive photo by the late Robert Mapplethorpe, have now curated a show of the work, reports CNN.

Members of the band were asked to curate the show after the gallery, which represents the Mapplethorpe estate in the UK, saw the cover of Nightwork, which uses a photo of the clenched buttocks of late ballet dancer Peter Reed.

Mapplethorpe, synonymous with New York's downtown art scene in the 1970s and '80s, died of AIDS-related causes in 1989.

"I don't know if we really considered curating a show until the gallery approached us, actually, after putting out the record and just said, 'We love what you've done with the work, we think Robert would have been a fan of his use on the album cover,'" Babbydaddy tells CNN.

Watch the video interview below.

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