Friday, December 3, 2010
Advent calendar: Day 3
Advent calendar, day 3, wish 3: a copy of Just Kids by Patti Smith. Patti Smith was the original hipster (once called bohemians), she defines an era and remains undeniably chic.
Just Kids is Smith's memoir of her friendship with, her once lover, Robert Mapplethorpe - the famous photographer and fellow bohemian. They made a pact to keep each other afloat until they found their voices -- or until the world was ready to hear them. It was the 60's in NYC and Smith was to become a famous rockstar before Mapplethorpe reached fame.
I had the opportunity to meet Patti Smith, last year, when she did a reading at the Robert Miller Gallery. Cool huh?