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Patti Smith (1946)

At the end of the 1960s, Patti Smith moves to New York where she meets Robert Mapplethorpe with whom she begins a romantic relationship and contributes to one of contemporary culture's most fantasized creative alliance. Living in various squats, they finally settle at the Chelsea Hotel and Patti Smith writes Beat poetry while she earns money with the publishing of several rock critics for reputed musical magazines. When she participates to the Poetry Project – a public lecture of her works accompanied by a guitar - in the beginning of the 1970s, she earns recognition and soon creates the Patti Smith Group that releases its first album, Horses, in 1975. Influenced by her poetry and the punk wave, she gives birth to a more mainstream sound accessible to a large audience with such hits as Because the Night. Married to Fred Smith, she becomes a mother and sets her career aside for many years before releasing new albums in the middle of the 1990s and remaining an iconic poetic and androgynous figure of the punk movement. 

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Patti Smith by Judy Linn, Trepel Rockefeller Plaza, 1970
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, Trepel Rockefeller Plaza, 1970
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, 1969
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, 1969
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, early 1970s
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, early 1970s
Patti Smith with Bolex by Judy Linn, 1969
Patti Smith with Bolex by Judy Linn, 1969
Patti Smith as Bob Dylan by Judy Linn, 1970
Patti Smith as Bob Dylan by Judy Linn, 1970
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Judy Linn, 1970s
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Judy Linn, 1970s
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, 1969
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, 1969
Patti Smith by Kevin Cummins, 1970s
Patti Smith by Kevin Cummins, 1970s
Patti Smith by Kevin Cummins, 1970s
Patti Smith by Kevin Cummins, 1970s
Patti Smith by Kevin Cummins, 1970s
Patti Smith by Kevin Cummins, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Portrait of Patti Smith, 1980s
Portrait of Patti Smith, 1980s
Portrait of Patti Smith, 1970s
Portrait of Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1980s
Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1980s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, 1970s
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, 1970s
Patti Smith at Max's Kansas City by Kate Simon, 1979
Patti Smith at Max's Kansas City by Kate Simon, 1979
Patti Smith by David Gahr, 1971
Patti Smith by David Gahr, 1971
Patti Smith by Allan Tannenbaum, 1974
Patti Smith by Allan Tannenbaum, 1974
Patti Smith, 1976
Patti Smith, 1976
Patti Smith, 1977
Patti Smith, 1977
Patti Smith, 1978
Patti Smith, 1978
Patti Smith on stage, 1978
Patti Smith on stage, 1978
Patti Smith, 2003
Patti Smith, 2003
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith by Linda Smith Bianucci, 1970s
Patti Smith by Linda Smith Bianucci, 1970s
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Kate Simon, 1979
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Kate Simon, 1979
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith Peace and Noise album cover, 1997
Patti Smith Peace and Noise album cover, 1997
Patti Smith in Patti Smith: Dream of Life directed by Steven Sebring, 2008
Patti Smith in Patti Smith: Dream of Life directed by Steven Sebring, 2008
Patti Smith by Bruce Weber, 1990s
Patti Smith by Bruce Weber, 1990s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith by Steven Sebring, 2000s
Patti Smith  by Judy Linn, 1970s
Patti Smith by Judy Linn, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1988
Patti Smith, 1988
Patti Smith on stage, August 1978
Patti Smith on stage, August 1978
Patti Smith by Michael Ochs, 1980s
Patti Smith by Michael Ochs, 1980s
Patti Smith by Gijsbert Hanekroot, 1970s
Patti Smith by Gijsbert Hanekroot, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith, 1970s
Patti Smith by Lloyd Ziff, 1969
Patti Smith by Lloyd Ziff, 1969
Bob Dylan and Patti Smith by Ken Regan, 1975
Bob Dylan and Patti Smith by Ken Regan, 1975
Young Patti Smith, 1951
Young Patti Smith, 1951
Patti Smith, 2000s
Patti Smith, 2000s
Iggy Pop and Patti Smith backstage at the Roxy on Sunset, 1977. Photo by Jim Cassatta
Iggy Pop and Patti Smith backstage at the Roxy on Sunset, 1977. Photo by Jim Cassatta
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Kate Simon, 1979
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Kate Simon, 1979
Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith by Lloyd Ziff, 1969
Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith by Lloyd Ziff, 1969
Patti Smith by Lynn Goldsmith, NYC, 1978
Patti Smith by Lynn Goldsmith, NYC, 1978
Patti Smith by Lynn Goldsmith, 1976
Patti Smith by Lynn Goldsmith, 1976
Patti Smith by Lynn Goldsmith, 1976
Patti Smith by Lynn Goldsmith, 1976
Nico and Patti Smith, June 1977
Nico and Patti Smith, June 1977
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Norman Seeff, 1969
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Norman Seeff, 1969
Patti Smith by Anton Corbijn, 2010
Patti Smith by Anton Corbijn, 2010
Patti Smith by Anton Corbijn, 2000s
Patti Smith by Anton Corbijn, 2000s
Patti Smith by Bob Gruen, 1976
Patti Smith by Bob Gruen, 1976
Patti Smith on stage at CBGB club, 1977
Patti Smith on stage at CBGB club, 1977
Patti Smith and Lou Reed, 1970s
Patti Smith and Lou Reed, 1970s
Patti Smith & Sissy Spacek by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Patti Smith & Sissy Spacek by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Patti Smith & William Burroughs by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1970s
Patti Smith & William Burroughs by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1970s
Patti Smith and Bob Dylan outside the Bitter End in Greenwich Village, 1975
Patti Smith and Bob Dylan outside the Bitter End in Greenwich Village, 1975
Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen, 1976
Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen, 1976
Jimmy Lovine, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen, 1980s
Jimmy Lovine, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen, 1980s
Patti Smith and Clive Davis at  Studio 54, New York 1977
Patti Smith and Clive Davis at Studio 54, New York 1977
Patti Smith and Eric Andersen at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC, 1973
Patti Smith and Eric Andersen at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC, 1973
Patti Smith and her bicycle in the Meatpacking District, New York City, 1999. Photograph by Steven Sebring
Patti Smith and her bicycle in the Meatpacking District, New York City, 1999. Photograph by Steven Sebring
Patti Smith and Lizzy Mercier Descloux as Arthur Rimbaud and his sister, Isabelle Rimbaud by Michel Esteban, 1977
Patti Smith and Lizzy Mercier Descloux as Arthur Rimbaud and his sister, Isabelle Rimbaud by Michel Esteban, 1977
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Norman Seeff, 1969
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Norman Seeff, 1969
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, Coney Island, c. 1969
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, Coney Island, c. 1969
Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith by Lloyd Ziff, 1969
Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith by Lloyd Ziff, 1969
Patti Smith and William Burroughs by Allen Ginsberg, 1995
Patti Smith and William Burroughs by Allen Ginsberg, 1995
Patti Smith at Jim Morrison's grave by Claude Gassian, Père-Lachaise cemetery, Paris, 1976
Patti Smith at Jim Morrison's grave by Claude Gassian, Père-Lachaise cemetery, Paris, 1976
Patti Smith for Ann Demeulemeester by Annie Leibovitz, 1999
Patti Smith for Ann Demeulemeester by Annie Leibovitz, 1999
Patti Smith on stage by Bob Gruen, NY, 1976
Patti Smith on stage by Bob Gruen, NY, 1976
Patti Smith by David Gahr, NY, 1971
Patti Smith by David Gahr, NY, 1971
Patti Smith by Renaud Monfourny
Patti Smith by Renaud Monfourny
Patti Smith by Richard Avedon, 1998
Patti Smith by Richard Avedon, 1998
Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1979
Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1979
Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1975
Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1975
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