Category: patti smith 1971

Patti Smith, 1971, my edit of original Andy Wa…

Patti Smith, 1971, my edit of original Andy Warhol Polaroid via interview.

Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, on the …

Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, on the balcony of their Hotel Chelsea apartment, 222 W. 23rd St, 1971, by Gerard Malanga.

“We used to laugh at our small selves, saying that I was a bad girl trying to be good and that he was a good boy trying to be bad. Through the years these roles would reverse, then reverse again, until we came to accept our dual natures. We contained opposing principles, light and dark.”  ~Patti Smith, Just Kids

Patti Smith and Sam Shepard in Sutter’s Bakery…

Patti Smith and Sam Shepard in Sutter’s Bakery, New York City, 1971, by Judy Linn. 

So Sam just looks out on the river.
the badlands keep pulsing through his anatomy
the kind of bad that’s open and innocent:
the passion of a forest fire
the beauty of a poisonous flower, scorpion, snake.
Flames: the shot of silver:
James Dean’s death car…the silver Porsche
the stiletto…the pushbutton blade
the sliver of moon carved on his fist
mad dog dawn foaming at the mouth
heart like a garage
car…speeding like a demon

~Patti Smith, from “Sam Shepard: 9 Random Years (7+2)”, 1971, excerpted in this marvelous essay on her and Sam together that year, “Patti Smith: Star-Maker”, by John Blackburn

Patti Smith in her bedroom in the Hotel Chelse…

Patti Smith in her bedroom in the Hotel Chelsea, 1971, by David Gahr

Patti Smith, 68th St. subway stop, New York Ci…

Patti Smith, 68th St. subway stop, New York City, 1971, by Gerard Malanga. “My great quandary was what coat to wear and which books to bring.”  ~ Patti Smith, M Train 

Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, on the …

Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, on the balcony of their Hotel Chelsea apartment, 222 W. 23rd St, 1971, by Gerard Malanga.

“We used to laugh at our small selves, saying that I was a bad girl trying to be good and that he was a good boy trying to be bad. Through the years these roles would reverse, then reverse again, until we came to accept our dual natures. We contained opposing principles, light and dark.”  ~Patti Smith, Just Kids

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Patti Smith, Chelsea Hotel, New York, May 4, 1971 by Robert Mapplethorpe

Patti Smith, 1976, by Lynn Goldsmith.  “I don’…

Patti Smith, 1976, by Lynn Goldsmith. 

“I don’t consider writing a quiet, closet act: I consider it a real physical act. When I’m home writing on a typewriter, I go crazy. I move like a monkey. I’ve wet myself. I’ve come in my pants writing….Instead of shooting smack, I masturbate – fourteen times in a row…I start seeing Aztec mountains…I see weird things. I see temples, underground temples, with the doors opening, sliding door after sliding door, Pharaoh revealed – this bound-up Pharaoh with ropes of gold. That’s how I write a lot of my poetry.”

~ Patti Smith in 1971, from Patti Smith: An Unauthorized Biography, by Victor Bockris and Roberta Bayley 

Patti Smith in her bedroom in the Hotel Chelse…

Patti Smith in her bedroom in the Hotel Chelsea, 1971, by David Gahr

Patti Smith, 68th St. subway stop, New York Ci…

Patti Smith, 68th St. subway stop, New York City, 1971, by Gerard Malanga. “My great quandary was what coat to wear and which books to bring.”  ~ Patti Smith, M Train