InJust Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality toJust Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work—from her influential 1975 albumHorses to her visual art and poetry.
An artist and musician recounts her romance, lifetime friendship and shared love of art with Robert Mapplethorpe, in an illustrated memoir that includes a colorful cast of characters, including Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, William Burroughs and more. 100,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Artists + Architects + Photographers, Composers + Musicians
Author: Patti Smith
Street Date: January 19, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-5474