News__ Patti Smith’s Camera Solo

October 21, 2011 | By

Patti Smith has been called many things. But you can call also her the Godmother of Polaroid.

Patti Smith is one of the most influential women of our time. Born in 1946, she became a seminal force in the New York City punk scene in the late 70s after releasing Horses, one of the best records ever. Besides being a punk rock goddess, she is also a prolific visual artist who has been so successful at it that she was named the Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2005 by the French Minister of Culture. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and won the Polar Music Prize in 2011.

Now, after almost a decade, Patti Smith is having an art show in the U.S. entitled “Camera Solo.” The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford, Connecticut will host the exhibit, which features over 70 photographs taken on a Polaroid camera between 2002 and 2011. This is Patti Smith's first museum show in about 10 years.

Camera Solo begins today and runs until February 19, 2012.

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