Before The National Book Award Winning Just Kids, Patti Smith Addressed The Life And Passing Of Her Intimate Friend, Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.Through The Linked Pieces Of The Coral Sea, Patti Smith Honors Her Comrade In Arms Robert Mapplethorpe 1946 1989 She Tells The Story Of A Man On An Ocean Journey To See The Southern Cross, Who Is Reflecting On His Life And Fighting The Illness That Is Consuming Him Metaphoric And Dreamy, This Tale Of Transformation Arises From Smith S Knowledge Of Mapplethorpe From A Young Man To A Mature Artist His Close Relationship With Patron And Friend, Sam Wagstaff His Years Surviving AIDS And His Ascent Into Death The Coral Sea Is Smith S Lyrically Compelling Recasting Of Her Grief To Recapture Mapplethorpe S Life In The Past And His Future In His Art Rich In Evocative Details, It Shows The Man Beneath The Persona.
PATTI SMITH is a writer, performer, and visual artist She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock She has released twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone Smith had her first exhibit of drawings at the Gotham Book Mart in 1973 and has been represented by the Robert Miller Ga
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- The Coral Sea
- Patti Smith
- 14 January 2019 Patti Smith