Artwork curator and collector that has earned a location in artwork and rock background to be a coach and benefactor for professional photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and punk rocker Patti Smith. He visited Yale College or university and was a fixture within the higher west aspect debutante circuit. He was the main topic of the 2007 documentary “Dark White + Grey: A Family portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe”, which premiered on the Tribeca Film Celebration. His mom was a style illustrator for Harper’s Bazaar and Robert Mapplethorope, his protege, was also his life time companion. He provided Robert Mapplethorpe $500,000 to get a pricey manhattan house to make use of as a full time income and capturing space.