Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, 1971, by …

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, 1971, by Andy Warhol 

(My edit; original via Christie’s. While they labeled it “circa 1972″, which indeed 1971 is, I was able to pin it to the earlier year with photos by Judy Linn featuring Patti with Sam Shepard earlier in the day, here and here

And yes, you’ve seen people around the web repost my edit of this photo, but it took me days to do, so don’t be like them. Please just reblog, not repost.)