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Hardback Published: 01/02/2010
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'It was the summer that Coltrane died. The summer Jimi Hendrix set his guitar in flames and China exploded the H-bomb. There were riots in Newark and marches against the war in Vietnam. The world was on the brink of change. It was the summer of love. And the summer of a chance encounter that would change the course of my life. It was the summer I met Robert.' Just Kids is the story of two innocents who shed sheltered lives and braved the city in search of art and freedom. In each other Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith found kindred spirits and pursued their mutual dreams, from Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel into the world. Each would eventually reach the pinnacle of artistic achievement and their vow to always care for one another survived painful trials and separations. Mapplethorpe's unforgettable portrait of Smith for the cover of Horses forever fuses their indelible mark on our culture. Intimate and broadly evocative of New York in the early 70s, Just Kids - part romance, part elegy - is finally about friendship in the truest sense, and the artist's calling.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747548409
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“a book to discover Patti the artist”

Biographical books rarely start better than this: intimate and honest; moving and involving; poetic in rhythm and content.

Chapter one, Monday's Children, whisks the reader off to a childhood environment,... More

Paperback edition
29th December 2011
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“Just Kids”

A beautiful memoir of two kindred spirits, Smith and Mapplethorpe, and their intense and loving friendship. Even if you have never heard of them, it’s a wonderful read about hopes and dreams written in Smith’s... More

Paperback edition
20th December 2011
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“Art and Love”

Musician/Poet Patti Smith's memoir is a tribute to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, to their relationship, and to a unique time and place. Most of all, however, this is a tribute to art, and the artist’s... More

Hardback edition
9th April 2010
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