PATTI SMITH 1969-1976 by Judy Linn (SIGNED by Smith and Linn)
Harry N. Abrams, 2011, First edition, 144 pp., 8" X 10", Hardcover
Very good+ (SIGNED by both Patti Smith and photographer Judy Linn)
It was 1969, some years before Patti Smith entered the arena of rock and roll. Smith was a struggling poet, harboring a romantic ideal of the collaborative possibilities between an artist and model- a dream happily fulfilled within this intimate and high-spirited body of work.
Linn's images of Smith range from the vulnerable to the iconic. Focusing on shifting influences and spotlighting her profound relationships with artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Sam Shepard, Linn has captured Smith like no one else, in the grainy atmosphere of a bygone New York.
Judy Linn's photographs document the blooming of an enduring friendship and the evolution of two unique artists: gritty and visionary, fragile and tough.