Patti Smith


the story behind robert mapplethorpe and patti smith’s first photo shoot together

Unpublished photography by Lloyd Ziff offers an intimate look at the early days of the cultural icons' fabled relationship.
Ryan White
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honoring robert mapplethorpe's unexpected images

Thirty years after his death, the Guggenheim hosts back to back exhibitions to celebrate the beloved artist's work, from floral still life to documenting New York's S&M scene.
Sara Radin

these photographers documented new york’s legendary punk scene

From Blondie to the Ramones, i-D spoke to Roberta Bayley and GODLIS to find out just what made CBGB’s so special.
Nicole DeMarco

patti smith talks love, loss, and death in terrence malick’s 'song to song'

If you're going to take life advice from anyone, let it be a legend.
Wendy Syfret

​patti smith, iggy pop, and lykke li to appear in upcoming terrence malick film

Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender will star in 'Song To Song,' set in the Austin, Texas music scene.
Charlotte Gush

patti smith wrote a wonderful essay about fumbling her bob dylan tribute

'As I took my seat, I felt the humiliating sting of failure, but also the strange realization that I had somehow entered and truly lived the world of the lyrics.'
Hannah Ongley

the parallel lives of zosia mamet

As Girls comes to a close and Zosia Mamet prepares to play the ultimate New Yorker Patti Smith in the new Mapplethorpe biopic, we meet the actress to discuss the intersection between Horses and Hollywood.
Rory Satran
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12 celebrity runway cameos you might have missed

In an age when Insta-girls are supermodels, and everybody's a somebody, we remember the truly jaw-dropping moments when mega celebrities, from Tupac to Chloë Sevigny, rocked the runway — just by showing up.
Taylor Ford

nan goldin and patti smith are making art in oscar wilde's prison cell

Ai Weiwei and Wolfgang Tillmans have also created works inspired by Reading Prison's most notorious inmate.
Hannah Ongley

patti smith on appearing in her favorite tv show, 'the killing'

After sending fan mail to the producer, the godmother of punk got herself a speaking role in one of the very last episodes.
Charlotte Gush

​ai weiwei and patti smith to participate in art project at prison oscar wilde was sent to for being gay

The major new site-specific project will bring a group of the best artists and writers in the world to Reading Prison, where Wilde was incarcerated during the 1890s.
Charlotte Gush

listen to patti smith's poetic tribute to nico

Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith link up again to create 'Killer Road,' an album that gives a new life to the Velvet Underground singer's work.
Clementine de Pressigny