Sofia Coppola shows her own perspective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work in a new exhibition in Paris. She has chosen sweet portraits of children and other gentile photographs, away from his well-known provocative images, showing a side of his job completely new for most of the public.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Curated by Sofia Coppola, runs through January 7, 2012, at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 7 rue Debelleyme, Paris.