When Legends Gather #473


Patti Smith and William S. Burroughs

5 comments:

swac said...

I remember reading that Patti fell off a stage and injured herself; I'm guessing this photo was taken shortly after that incident.

BTW...the new Patti Smith documentary is quite moving.

neuroglyphix said...

perfect freaks.
look at the humanity in those eyes.

Dr. Jay SW said...

Gotta love Patti-a show last year showed me that she's as good as ever at 60, too.

I've gotta ask: "Tom Sutpen"--is that your real name, the more informal version of Thomas Sutpen, the Southern gothic archetype of Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom?

Molly said...

bringin the crazy eyes

BDen said...

It was taken Spring 1977 at the Gotham Bookmart and Gallery on 47th Street in NYC. There was a reception for the reprint of William's Junkie and a show of Patti's drawings which, at the time, we very affordable (I have the price list still). To my 17 year old pockets they were expensice.