Monday, January 18, 2010

Patti Smith at B&N

The legendary Patti Smith of the 1970's Bowery punk scene, The Grandmother of Punk and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be at The Barnes & Noble in Union Square. She is a singer-songwriter, poet and artist. She befriended photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the late 60's and they remained friends until his death in 1989. She now has a memoir about their relationship entitled: Just Kids: From Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel, a Life of Art and Friendship.

What: Patti Smith will be interviewed by Journalist Katherine Lanpher and will read from her new memoir and discuss her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.

Why: Her recent art retrospective titled, Objects of Life, a joint exhibition with photographer Steven Sebring who followed her for 15 years has made you nostalgic for the punk years.

When: Tues., 7pm

Where: Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., b/t Broadway & Park Ave. (212-253-0810)