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Patti Smith ´ 8 Free download Read ´ Just Kids 108 Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies An honest and moving story of youth and friendship Smith bri. Looking For You I WasI can see why some reviews detect white washing or sugar coating in Just Kids but I wanted desperately to believe the story Patti Smith was telling about her relationship with Robert MapplethorpeGlitter in Their EyesPatti admits to her naivete but I don t think she was trying to hide stuff from her kids or anythingNor do I think she closed off her emotions about her pastUltimately the book is a love story only the love extended over a long period and sometimes it was reuited sometimes notJust KiddingLots of things got in the way sexuality for starters drugs for main course other partners for dessertBut the book is about a love that they shared and a youth that they both retained the whole of their lives no matter what happened on the inside or the outside and no matter how poor or successful they wereThe name of the book asserts her belief that all that time they really were just kids those two kids that the tourists photographed soon after they first metAbout Another BoyAlthough Patti reveals a lot about Robert I think ultimately the book is her final expression of love for himI think it s important that she express her sugary side anyway rather than hide your love awayThe book might be relatively sugar coated for our image of Patti Smith but her sugar isn t as sickly sweet as most sleb love stories Memento Mori PostscriptOne of the reasons I empathise with this book so much is my passion for Robert Mapplethorpe s photography not to mention Patti s music lyrics and poetryIn March April 1986 I was on the Board of the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane at the time we helped to bring an exhibition of Robert s photos to AustraliaIt was a time of great political and moral conservatism in ueenslandThe Board included artists and academics who feared the loss of their jobs if they were involved in the exhibition of photography that might later be found to be obscene under our criminal lawsMany Board Meetings in the lead up to the exhibition debated whether we should not proceed with the exhibition or remove particular images including Man in Polyester SuitI made some tentative preparations to deal with a potential criminal action against the Board Members including getting expert evidence on Robert s artistic statusIn the end we decided to proceed with the exhibition in an uncensored form All images were displayed in the form submitted by the artist and the curatorThe exhibition was highly popular and no complaints were made to the PoliceNo criminal prosecution occurredThe important lesson is that we could have self censored and lost our own freedomInstead we asserted and preserved our freedom in the face of fearFor me Robert and Patti represent not just the existence of freedom in the abstract but the assertion of freedom in realityThey than earned the right to their love Your ancestors salute you

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Patti Smith ´ 8 Free download Read ´ Just Kids 108 In Just Kids Patti Smith's first book of prose the legendary American artist offers a never before seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert. Hi Ho the artistic life I had very divergent feelings about Just Kids Patti Smith s National Book Award winning memoir about her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe There were times that I felt moved by the beauty of her writing and others in which I found her to be nothing than another spoiled entitled kid who got where she got to talented or not because of connections It is not that Smith arrived in NYC with a list of names and numbers But she did have the good fortune to encounter a knight in shining armor who had a prodigious artistic drive and the good looks to attract a series of male gateways to the New York arts scene Patti Smith image from El Pais photo credit Cordon PressThere is no doubt about the deep connection Smith formed with Robert Mapplethorpe famed photographer to be They were not only lovers but bffs And that continued long after they stopped sharing a bed Smith takes us on a journey through the gritty and some not so gritty portions of the New York arts scene offering glimpses of the many many people she and Mapplethorpe met It is a veritable who s who including bits and pieces on Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin Sam Shepherd Andy Warhol William Burroughs and a cast of hundreds I never got the impression that Smith was name dropping She was as amazed as any aspiring artist might be at finding herself among so many notables One downside to this is that so many shining lights speed by like houses at night as seen from a train I would have liked it had she gone into a little or a lot detail on of these luminaries She certainly does reinforce the image of the Chelsea Hotel as a cauldron of creativity in its day The story of her arrival in New York meeting Mapplethorpe and struggling to get by is worth the price of admission a real look at what it means to be a starving artist And that is not just a glib turn of phrase as Patti at times made use of the five finger discount in order to eat It is also fun to read about how she and Robert trolled discount stores for materials they would use to make jewelry or incorporate into other artistic projects Smith and Mapplethorpe back in the day image from Vanity FairDespite the minimal physical mileage traversed here Just Kids is a bit of a road story Instead of crossing continents she and Mapplethorpe cross from obscurity to fame from outsiders to insiders from fellow travelers in a very non political sense to lovers to soulmatesI was surprised at a few things Ok look at almost any photo of Patti Smith and tell me with a straight face that she doesn t make you think of the Calvin Klein ideal of physical appearance Yet when she appeared in a play as a person with drug issues she was completely uncomfortable pretending to shoot up Even her director was shocked at her lack of hard drug experience A little weed here and there does not give one that lovely Ginger Baker look A diet sprinkled with stolen food contributed for sure but nature sculpted that body not dark substances I was also surprised having come to the book with no familiarity with Smith beyond her recording of Because the Night about the diversity of her artistry running from drawing to poetry to playwrighting to acting and so on I have read better memoirs and I do not think this should have won the National Book Award But there is no missing the real feeling she communicates the love she and Mapplethorpe had for each other Her writing is good sometimes better than good and you will not be disappointed But for many the lifestyles presented here might be discomfiting the willingness to engage in hustling thievery and very open relationships make the artistic world Smith and Mapplethorpe inhabited a decidedly acuired tasteEXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Instagram and FB pages

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Patti Smith ´ 8 Free download Read ´ Just Kids 108 Ngs the same uniue lyrical uality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetr. fulfilling book riot s 2018 read harder challenge task 12 a celebrity memoirextry points given to me by me for choosing a book that i have owned for than a year super extry points for selfishly using the opportunity to interview nancy pearl for my own personal readers advisory needs to suggest a celebrity memoir that wasn t gonna waste my time thanks nancy pearlreview to comereview is nowmy tepid reaction to this book is in no way the fault of nancy pearl who gave me exactly what i d asked for any type of celebrity any gender age race or currency and my only criteria is that it be substance than flash and that it not follow the narrative arc clich of early success ruined by overindulgence in perks of success leading to downfall followed by peace and self reflective wisdom Good stories decent writing humor a plusi just didn t respond to it the way i d expectedhoped on the one hand patti smith writes a highly detailed account of what it was like to be young and poor and artistically ambitious in the creative powderkeg of new york city in the late 60 s 70 son the other hand patti smith writes a highly detailed account of what it was like to be young and poor and artistically ambitious in the creative powderkeg of new york city in the late 60 s 70 sthe details killed it for me there s so much here that feels like an itinerary what they wore and where they walked and all the trinkets they collected photographed then lost along the way and it s a focus on props at the expense of any emotional appeal what should be an intensely moving elegy for youth for new york for power twinbestielover mapplethorpe is instead frustratingly detached and the reader is kept at arm s length with details about ribbons huaraches hats haircuts portfolios and grilled cheeses it is as nadine astutely points out both listy and emotionally distantsmith mentions than once her flexible imagination so the improbable i remember every moment of every day many of which had tremendous importforeshadowingsymbolism slant is somewhat mitigated by poetic license but it s eually true that pattiandrobert s days had a disproportionately high level of import just from the circles they were lucky enough to break into across the entire spectrum of the arts music literature theater painting photography every one of them bristling with mentors generous with their time advice introductions to still luminaries raw materials for their artistic pursuits and other gifts that pile up into those listy details a sweater from jackie curtis a tattoo from vali a guitar from sam shepard Crosses of braided hair tarnished charms and haiku valentines made with bits of ribbon and leather and on and on etcand the things that most interested me were often floated without introduction or context surfacing and withdrawing her buying and selling of used books her reviewing records just mentioned as things i did without any of the details so very cluttered elsewhere one does not just casually mention finding a twenty six volume set of the complete henry james in perfect condition and reselling it in a mere two sentencesand how does she get to go to paris three times when she can t even afford to eat some days and she and robert are splitting sandwiches true her parisian hotels were rundown and lice ridden but given the choice between lice and finery i m pretty sure patti would have chosen to slum it after a uick WWRD consultation in order to achieve maximum artistic authenticity through sualor but yeah the details around that bit of financial magic is something i would love to know for a friendit s an okay read it wasn t a drag or anything but i never felt like i was being encouraged to enter into the story and at a distance you don t feel the fire it s a couple of sweetly pretentious kids dreaming about art and being so so earnest and self conscious about looking the part surrounded by the trappings of capital a art but it has its momentsOne evening in late November Robert came home a bit shaken There were some etchings for sale at Brentano s Among them was a print pulled from an original plate from America A Prophecy watermarked with Blake s monogram He had taken it from its portfolio sliding it down his pants leg Robert was not one to steal he hadn t the nervous system for theft He did it on impulse because of our mutual love of Blake But toward the end of the day he lost courage He imagined they were on to him and ducked into the bathroom slid it out of his trousers shredded it and flushed it down the toiletI noticed his hands were shaking as he told me It had been raining and droplets trickled down from his thick curls He had on a white shirt damp and sodden against his skin Like Jean Genet Robert was a terrible thief Genet was caught and imprisoned for stealing rare volumes of Proust and rolls of silk from a shirt maker Aesthetic thieves I imagined his sense of horror and triumph as bits of Blake swirled into the sewers of New York CityWe looked down at our hands each holding on to the other We took a deep breath accepting our complicity not in theft but in the destruction of a work of art At least they ll never get it he said Who are they I asked Anyone who isn t us he answeredthere s a great deal of struggle but there s just as much coincidence timing and right place right time at play here s some understatement for ya I had no concept of what life at the Chelsea Hotel would be like when we checked in but I soon realized it was a tremendous stroke of luck to wind up therei ll sayi do like her description of the shabby elegance of the chelsea everyone who has ever even walked by the place has written about it but hers is memorable The Chelsea was like a doll s house in the Twilight Zone with a hundred rooms each a small universe I wandered the halls seeking its spirits dead or alive My adventures were mildly mischievous tapping open a door slightly ajar and getting a glimpse of Virgil Thomson s grand piano or loitering before the nameplate of Arthur C Clarke hoping he might suddenly emerge Occasionally I would bump into Gert Schiff the German scholar armed with volumes on Picasso or Viva in Eau Sauvage Everyone had something to offer and nobody appeared to have much money Even the successful seemed to have just enough to live like extravagant bumsthree stars fine but not the riveting tearjerking rock and roll experience everyone built it up to be and even though no one asked me i hate deckle edges on paperbacks what would rimbaud docome to my blog


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    characters Just Kids E–pub/E–book [Just Kids] I admire this woman She writes a deft deeply felt prose She has a peerless memory She remembers gestures apparel worn thirty years ago favorite objects facial expressions stretches of dialog She can reanimate for us moments of deep emotional complexity This was clearly a labor of love The character study of Robert Mapple

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    E–pub/E–book [Just Kids] Patti Smith ´ 8 Free download characters Just Kids I found this book to be uite boring unfortunately especially given the fact that Smith is arguably an artistic genius It started off strong but after a bit the writing style began to wear on my nerves examples using the word for instead of because as in I went to the diner for I was hungry and I hadn't any money instead of I didn'

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