Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe
500 Limited Edition
  • Published
    October 2019 by NJG.
  • Size
    240mm x 325mm
  • Cover
    380mm x 470mm hand sewn paper bag, foiled with black ebony embossed type.
  • Pages
  • Images
    65 black and white photos, 3 contact sheets, hand written letters.
  • ISBN

‘DESIRE’ documents Patti and Robert’s first photo shoot together, one of two sittings – 1968 at Patti and Robert’s Hall Street space in Brooklyn, 1969 at Lloyd’s tiny apartment on Charles Street, the heart of Greenwich Village, New York City. There’s an alluring trance about both sessions but Patti and Robert don’t appear as music or art icons, rather as something more real and intimate. Arranging and creating their own language – a unique dialogue that continues to provoke and challenge today. Lloyd’s images reflect a diverse and complex world, a place where the rules are not so rigid. Celebrating 50 years, these rare works hold something of the eternal – fantasy, youth and romantic rebellion. 

Bringing together over 65 unpublished works, with the inclusion of many New York street photographs together with the original contact sheets, and personal notes, form a deep narrative, where such parallel histories run side by side. 128 pages bound in a natural white, hard-back cover, protected and wrapped within brown parcel paper, and housed inside a hand sewn paper bag, foiled with black ebony embossed type.

The exterior paper bags are hand-sewn and may contain some natural creasing with imperfections due to the hand-made process.

PLEASE NOTE BOOKS WILL SHIP FROM NOVEMBER 4TH 2019. The books are non refundable. Additional customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.