Babe With The Power: Patti Smith

PATTI SMITH

Smith was photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's muse, but his photographs also proved a great inspiration to her - she used them on the covers of her albums, and the pair worked together on video art. Living what has become a contemporary artistic dream: being poverty-stricken in New York and living in hotels; their influence on each other has become the subject of a book, Just Kids.  

Smith was photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's muse, but his photographs also proved a great inspiration to her - she used them on the covers of her albums, and the pair worked together on video art. Living what has become a contemporary artistic dream: being poverty-stricken in New York and living in hotels; their influence on each other has become the subject of a book, Just Kids.