A report on Obscenity and Robert Mapplethorpe

Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910
Self-Portrait, 1980
The 18th century book Fanny Hill has been subject to obscenity trials at various times (image: plate XI: The bathing party; La baignade)
Mapplethorpe's studio at 24 Bond Street in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, later kept by him for use as a darkroom

An attempt to prosecute the University of Central England in 1997 over a copy of a library book by Robert Mapplethorpe was abandoned amidst derision from academics and the media.

- Obscenity

In 2000, Pictures was seized by two South Australian plain-clothes detectives from an Adelaide bookshop in the belief that the book breached indecency and obscenity laws.

- Robert Mapplethorpe
Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910

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