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Patti Smith
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Patti Smith 1979

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
This famous photograph of Patti Smith is a study in contrasts, not only between the black hair and white doves, between the gossamer-lightness of the dress and the sharpness of Smith’s features; but between the peaceful, almost arcadian atmosphere conjured up by the tree, doves and dress and the intensity of Smith’s gaze and expression.


  • Acc. No. AR00495
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 34.00 x 34.20 cm (framed: 50.80 x 40.60 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008