Patti Smith is a writer, artist, and performer.
Her seminal album Horses was followed by nine releases including Radio Ethiopia, Easter, Dream of Life, Gone Again and Trampin’. Her artwork was first exhibited at Gotham Book Mart in 1973, and she has been associated with the Robert Miller Gallery since 1978. Strange Messenger, a retrospective of three hundred works, made its debut at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and has been exhibited world-wide, most notably at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Haus der Kunst, Munich and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
Her books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Patti Smith Complete. Smith’s most recent book, Just Kids, was published in January 2010. On July 10, 2005, she received the Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest grade awarded by the French Republic to eminent artists and writers who have c