Paris Photo, the acclaimed international photography fair, will take place in Paris from 9th to 12th of November. The Gagosian gallery will be presenting « Curated by Patti Smith », a selection of photographs taken by the artist, musician and writer, as well as a wide range of work from other artists dear to her heart. Among these artists and photographers will be shown photographs from Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Richard Avedon, Balthus, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Lindbergh, Vera Lutter, Sally Mann, Taryn Simon, Deborah Tuberville, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol.
Having shared her life with legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith became one of his principal muses in the 70s. She started taking photographs in 1978, always in black & white and serving as tangible souvenirs of a life filled with writing, performing and music making. Throughout her many meaningful trips, accompanied by a Polaroid Land 250, whether it be at the river Ouse, where Virginia Woolf committed suicide or at Susan Sontag’s grave, she has decided to immortalize everything she has admired from these mythical literary and artistic figures, through photography. « Curated by Patti Smith » offers a look into her life and the ones of her close contemporaries and long-lost figures.
Find the exhibition at Paris Photo, at the Grand Palais from the 9th to the 12th of November. More info here.
Written by Alice Butterlin.