American singer & American photographer. Patti Smith, known as the "punk poet laureate," was a staple of the early punk scene in the 1970s in New York City. Her most popular song, "Because the Night," written with Bruce Springsteen, reached number 13 on the Billboard charts. Her first book, Just Kids, won a National Book Award in 2010. It was written to fulfill a promise to her former partner Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe, a photographer best known for his stark black-and-white portraits, courted controversy by documenting the gay male BDSM culture of the 1960s and early 70s, and sparked lasting debate about obscenity and free speech in the U.S.

Robert & Patti, New York 1969 “Patti with Cigarette”

New York, 1969
$4,500.00 Regular price

Print: 35/50

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American singer & American photographer. Patti Smith, known as the "punk poet laureate," was a staple of the early punk scene in the 1970s in New York City. Her most popular song, "Because the Night," written with Bruce Springsteen, reached number 13 on the Billboard charts. Her first book, Just Kids, won a National Book Award in 2010. It was written to fulfill a promise to her former partner Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe, a photographer best known for his stark black-and-white portraits, courted controversy by documenting the gay male BDSM culture of the 1960s and early 70s, and sparked lasting debate about obscenity and free speech in the U.S.

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Each edition contains 50 prints and each print is signed and numbered by Norman.

 Limited edition prints of Norman Seeff's classic images are produced under his supervision at his studio in Burbank, California. These are archival pigment prints produced from the original drum-scanned negatives with Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks on MOAB Entrada Rag Natural, an acid-free, 100% cotton rag art paper with no OBA's (Optical Brightening Agents).


 

You can add framing to your print purchase if needed, or simply order the print unframed. Please select “YES” on the framing dropdown box if you wish to purchase the print with framing and the price will automatically adjust accordingly.

 

Our framing service is provided by a reputable, local professional custom framer here in Austin. Prints are framed in a classic museum-style frame using archival techniques. This consists of a 3" white matt (4” on the biggest size), plain black wood surround, and conservation clear, UV protected glass. Click HERE to view a sample.