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Mapplethorpe Foundation Helps AIDS Research: The estate of photographer-artist Robert Mapplethorpe said Monday it was donating $1.3 million to the hospitals where he was treated for AIDS. The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation announced the grants of $1 million to Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and $300,000 to New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. The money is for treatment for and research into AIDS. The artist died of the disease a year ago.


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