Just Kids

 Just Kids Ebook \r\n Description \r\nOnly Child ebook\r\n\r\ndue to copyright restrictions, this ebook does not contain all the images that are available in the print edition.\r\n\r\nIt was the summer of Coltrane died, summer love and riots, and summer, when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led the two youths on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.\r\n\r\nPatti Smith would develop as a poet and artist, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his very provocative style of photography. Tied in the innocence and enthusiasm is criss-crossed the city from Coney Island to the Forty-Second Street, and eventually to the famous Round Table of the Max Kansas City, where Andy Warhol held court contingent. In 1969, the pair camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon went into a community of the famous and infamous, the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringes. There was a time of increased awareness, the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this environment, two children, a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to creating and driven by their mutual dreams and memories, they would prod and give each other during the hungry years.\r\n\r\n Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a tribute to New York in the late sixties and seventies and its rich and poor, the hustlers and hellions. A true story, it is a portrait of two young artists ascent, a prelude to glory\r\n\r\n Amazon Best Books of the month, January 2010 . Was Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe are not always known, but they always thought they would be. They found each other, in operation, but is determined on the streets of New York in the late 60th century and made a pact to keep each other alive until they found their voices – or the world was ready to hear them. Lovers first and then friends who Mapplethorpe discovered that he was gay, they up their dimes between art supplies and Coney Island hot dogs. Mapplethorpe was quicker to find his metier, with a Polaroid and then a Hasselblad, but Smith was the first to fame, turns to his friend’s delight, from a poet to a rock star. (Mapplethorpe soon became famous for – and notorious -. Before his death from AIDS in 1989) Smith’s memoir of their friendship, Just Kids , is tender and artful, eyes open, but surprisingly decent, with the oracular style familiar from her hymns like “because the night”, “Gloria” and “Dancing Barefoot” is balanced by her powers of observation and memory for the mundane details as the price of vending machine sandwiches and worn, welcoming fellow bohemians of the Chelsea Hotel, among whose ranks these baby Rimbaud found its path. – Tom Nissley \r\n Just Kids Ebook

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