Patti Smith: Camera Solo is the catalogue of the first museum exhibition of the artist's photography in the United States.
The catalogue contains a selection of 70 intimate black and white photographs conveying Patti Smith's singular experience as a photographer as it relates to many facets of her fascinating life and career. Using either a vintage Land 100 or a Land 250 Polaroid camera, Smith photographs subjects inspired by her connections to poetry and literature as well as pictures that honor the personal effects of those she admires or loves. From her explorations as a visual artist in the 1960s and 70s and her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s, to Just Kids, her National Book Award-winning memoir of life with her beloved friend Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith continues to make an indelible mark on the American cultural landscape.
This catalogue was edited by Susan Lubowsky Talbott, director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum as well as the curator for this exhibition. The catalogue includes an interview with Patti Smith conducted by Talbott with assistance of Erin Monroe.
Details: By Susan Talbott
published 2011, 95 pages with 70 tritone illustrations, softcover