SIGNED BY PATTI SMITH, JUST KIDS
(MAPPLETHORPE, Robert) SMITH, Patti. Just Kids. (New York): Ecco / Harper Collins, (2010). Octavo, original purple cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of Smith’s "tenderly evocative memoir" of her life and friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe, boldly signed on the title page by her.
In Patti Smith's critically praised Just Kids, "her tenderly evocative memoir" of youthful days with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith movingly recalls the intimacy of their life and dreams as "roommates, soul mates, friends, lovers and muses" (New York Times). Just Kids, which won the 2010 National Book Award for Nonfiction, "reminds us that innocence, utopian ideals, beauty and revolt are enlightenment's guiding stars in the human journey. Her book recalls, without blinking or faltering, a collective memory—one that guides us through the present and into the future" (Michael Stipe, Time). Precedes the same year's signed limited edition (1000 copies). With many full-page illustrations.
A fine copy.