Black White And Gray is a documentary which documents the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith. Yale-educated and born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Wagstaff became Mapplethorpe's lover during the heady years of the 1970s and 19980s in New York City. The city was abuzz with a new spirit and Mapplethorpe would be at the centre of it. Wagstaff's death from AIDS In 1987 and later Mapplethorpe's in 1989 marked the end of an era. Black White And Gray reveals the the truth behind this powerful relationship, and the influence their collective work continues to have over present-day art and culture.