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Black, White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Maplethorpe

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  • Director: James Crump   Cast: Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Gordon Baldwin, Raymond Foye
  • Running Time: 77 minutes
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Genre

Documentary

Producer

James Crump

Distributor

Arthouse Films

Release Date

Oct 19, 2007

Release Notes

Limited

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Review

James Crump’s directorial debut tackles the beguiling relationship between old-money curator Wagstaff and working-class provocateur Mapplethorpe, whose professional and personal coming together transformed the art of photography and helped define the burgeoning gay-liberation movement. Its tendency to get bogged down in pop psychology notwithstanding, Crump’s film offers a detailed, and occasionally quite touching, portrait.