Category: patti smith

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

Iggy Pop and Patti Smith backstage at The Roxy…

Iggy Pop and Patti Smith backstage at The Roxy, 1977, by Jim Cassatta

Patti Smith, NYC 1976, by Lynn Goldsmith

Patti Smith, NYC 1976, by Lynn Goldsmith

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith

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.)

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, 1978, by Donna Santisi. Ain’t not…

Patti Smith, 1978, by Donna Santisi. Ain’t nothin’ more punk than playin’ violin, man.

Bob Dylan & Patti Smith in her Keith Richa…

Bob Dylan & Patti Smith in her Keith Richards t-shirt, backstage at her June 26, 1975 show at New York’s Bitter End: their first meeting! Photos by Chuck Pulin. Here’s the Village Voice story

mabellonghetti: Patti Smith on-stage looks fro…

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Patti Smith on-stage looks from the 70′s