Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in 1989. The somber, dark contrast of this 1988 self-portrait with the youthful innocence and sexual playfulness of his 1975 self-portrait (seen elsewhere in this exhibition) could not be more marked. Although this image serves as a memorial and memento mori, Mapplethorpe is playful and rebellious to the last. Knowing how AIDS victims were demonized-not least because of the homoeroticism that Mapplethorpe celebrated in his work and life-Mapplethorpe poses as death in order to defy his critics. Here, he says, I will take on everything you accuse me of and turn it back to you in a work of art. Formally, the picture has the gravity of Mapplethorpe's portrait style while it also flirts with the dark side of his reputation: Mapplethorpe as devil, a legend that has only grown since his death.