Posts tagged ‘Patti Smith’

August 17, 2011

Robert Mapplethorpe–Patti Smith Memoir to Become Film

by Accidental Bear

This should make us 50% excited and 50% perturbed. Let me explain. Smart, educated and worldly people should idolize Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith and will be excited to see more of them and learn some personal tid-bits of their lives. The 50% perturbed part of us, likes the mystery of not-knowing what an artists wears around the house or what they  look like when they crawl out of bed or fight with their maid. In the era of reality TV and  over exposure, some people do not want to be overexposed to Robert Mapplethorpe–Patti Smith. We like what we know about them just the way it is.

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Punk icon Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids, about her life with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, is being adapted into a motion picture screenplay, reports entertainment website Deadline

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April 11, 2011

Surreal Mash-up of New York’s Fashion, Art and Culture Crowd

by Accidental Bear

RAD. AWESOME. TOTALLY TUBULAR.

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via thefashioninformer

Monday night’s opening of the Steven Sebring Illumination exhibit at Milk Gallery was a surreal mash-up of New York’s fashion, art and culture crowd.  Seriously.  Where else would you find Reed Krakoff, Richard Chai, Catherine Malandrino, Victoria Bartlett, Irina Lazareanu and Nanette Lepore rubbing elbows with Lucas Haas, Roxanne Lowit, Donna D’Cruz, Sky Ferreira and Mickey Rourke?

Nowhere.  Because this is where you’d find Sebring’s reworked, larger-than-life Polaroid portraits of poet/musicians Jim Carroll, Neil Young, Joey Ramone, Richard Hell, Phillip Glass, Patti Smith and Michael Stipe, with the latter two taking to the stage to perform a live, heartfelt tribute to all the artists featured. Trust us. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Patti Smith rock out to the Ramones’ Blitzkrieg Bop and duet with Stipe on REM’s Everybody Hurts.

You can read all about it in our blog post over on Rue La La. In the meantime, enjoy these snaps, which we took just before it got crazy crowded.

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photos © The Fashion Informer/Lauren David Peden