Category: Patti Smith

twixnmix: Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethor…

twixnmix:

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by Norman Seeff, 1969.   

“We wanted, it seemed, what we already had, a lover and a friend to create with, side by side. To be loyal, yet be free.”- Patti Smith

In her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith details her intense relationship with

Robert Mapplethorpe in which they struggle to become artists in New York City. They lived together at the Hotel Chelsea – home to numerous writers, musicians, actors and artists. Patti supported Robert by working in bookstores, he soon flourished as a photographer and encouraged her to pursue visual art. As a writer, Patti eventually turned her poems into songwriting. For the cover of her debut album, Horses (1975), Patti used a portrait Robert took. Once Robert came out as a gay man their intimate relationship ended but they remained friends until his death from HIV/AIDS in 1989.

Born on this day: December 30, 1946 – Singer, …

Born on this day: December 30, 1946 – Singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith (born Patricia Lee Smith in Chicago, IL). Happy 72nd Birthday, Patti!!

twixnmix: Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethor…

twixnmix:

Patti Smith

and Robert Mapplethorpe on their fire escape at West 23rd Street

in NYC, 1971.

Photos by Gerard Malanga

Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood being interviewe…

Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood being interviewed by Patti Smith in New York City circa 1971.

Photos by Gary Legon

The Look of Love –  Photos by Norman Seeff R…

The Look of Love – 

Photos by Norman Seeff

Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith

(1969)

Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones (1974)  

Sly Stone & Kathy Silva  (1974)

Ike & Tina Turner (1975)

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall (1976)

Gregg Allman & Cher (1976)

twixnmix:Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith p…

twixnmix:

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith photographed by

Norman Seeff, 1969.

Born on this day: December 30, 1946 – Singer, …

Born on this day: December 30, 1946 – Singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith (born Patricia Lee Smith in Chicago, IL). Happy 71st Birthday, Patti!!

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe on their…

Patti Smith

and Robert Mapplethorpe on their fire escape at West 23rd Street

in NYC, 1971.

Photos by Gerard Malanga

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith photographed by Norman…

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith photographed by

Norman Seeff, 1969.

twixnmix: Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by…

twixnmix:

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by Norman Seeff, 1969.   

“We wanted, it seemed, what we already had, a lover and a friend to create with, side by side. To be loyal, yet be free.”- Patti Smith

In her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith details her intense relationship with

Robert Mapplethorpe in which they struggle to become artists in New York City. They lived together at the Hotel Chelsea – home to numerous writers, musicians, actors and artists. Patti supported Robert by working in bookstores, he soon flourished as a photographer and encouraged her to pursue visual art. As a writer, Patti eventually turned her poems into songwriting. For the cover of her debut album, Horses (1975), Patti used a portrait Robert took. Once Robert came out as a gay man their intimate relationship ended but they remained friends until his death from HIV/AIDS in 1989.