Posts Tagged ‘Patti Smith’

Notable: Just Kids … Unpublished Pictures of Smith and Mapplethorpe

In Article, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm


Mr Ziff’s 1960s portrait of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith

It was 1976 in Bloomingdales when we “bumped” into Patti Smith cruising through the aisle in her monochromatic outfit with a shy demeanor. No one knew the legend she and her roommate would inspire many years out.

For years his pictures lay dormant. Mapplethorpe had lost interest, though he did incorporate them in later works. And even after Mapplethorpe’s death in 1989 from complications of AIDS, LLoyd Ziff was ambivalent about showing them. As for Ms. Smith, he said: “I never considered publishing a naked picture of Patti. It just wasn’t something you do to a friend.”

Decades later, he reversed himself.

For more information: N Y Times

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Preview: Patti Smith – Camera Solo, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photographer on October 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm


Patti Smith

Years ago we bumped into Patti in Bloomingdales. With a shy smile that would become her hallmark for 4 decades, she quietly said “Hi!” and went about her business. And for those ensuing decades she has continued to impress us. Her Mapplethorpe connection is well known, but her own photography has only recently been highlighted in Europe. Now with a significant exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, viewers can sample another side of this unique American talent.

The pioneering artist, musician, and poet, Patti Smith has made her mark on the American cultural landscape throughout her 40-year career, from her earliest explorations of artistic expression with friend and vanguard photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and 70s to her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s. Patti Smith: Camera Solo will be the first exhibition of her photography in the United States. The exhibition will include seventy photographs, one multi-media installation and one video work.

October 21, 2011 – February 19, 2012

For more information: Patti Smith