Patti smith robert mapplethorpe

Explore the extraordinary bond between Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, two influential artists who shaped the art and music scene of their era. Discover their captivating journey and artistic collaborations that continue to inspire creatives today.

They were New York before New York knew what to do with them. They were lovers, best friends, fellow survivors. Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe both became art-world legends and ’70s icons of radical downtown bohemia. Now Smith finally opens up about their days together, living at the Chelsea Hotel, buying art supplies before food, mixing with Warhol superstars and future rock gods, and doing whatever they had to do just to stay together.

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Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits | San José Museum of Art Punk Rock, Lady, Fashion, Clothes, York, Portraits, Portrait, Style, Model

American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) captured the essence of the New York cultural scene in the late 1970s and 1980s through his portraits of artists, writers, musicians, designers, dealers, actors, and actresses. Though known to many for his controversial sexual images, Mapplethorpe’s most lasting legacy--and the largest portion of his oeuvre--is his striking portraiture.

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