Introduction: A Vision Apart
Chapter One: A Promiscuous Eye: Mapplethorpe and His Discontents
Chapter Two: Flower: An Incendiary Formalism
Chapter Three: Mapplethorpe and Araki: On The Visual Erotics of the Flower
Chapter Four: The Limits of Control Bibliography Index
Derek Conrad Murray is Associate Professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on the junctures of African-American and African diasporic art, post-black art and aesthetics, cultural theory, identity, and representation. He has contributed to leading magazines and journals of contemporary art and visual culture, including American Art, Art in America, Art Journal, Third Text, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art where he currently serves as associate editor.