Hard Edge / Soft Focus

January 2011

Patti Smith’s pictures

These works by Patti Smith reveal the flipside of her life as a rock-and-roll legend and NY scene icon, capturing
the poetic aspect of her nature and tracing a personal history that includes Robert Mapplethorpe and Arthur Rimbaud. A multilayered presentation includes poems, objects and photos by Mapplethorpe, documentations of her earlier Polaroid projects, personal images and an honorary installation.
Fender Duo-Sonic Pickguard, NYC, 2009 ©Patti Smith. Courtesy the artist and Robert Miller Gallery
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