Andrew Catlin – Patti Smith – New York 1988


20 x 16″

Archival Digital Print

Signed on front

Edition of 25


This picture was from New York. We were getting ready to start the shoot, her first for several years, when the PR ran in and said she had a call to say that Robert Mapplethorpe was in hospital, and that Patti needed to go to him. I said that of course I understood and began packing away my equipment. Suddenly Patti came back in and said she would do the pictures with me until the cab arrived. Looking back, I know that if I had complained she would not have come back.  The circumstances gave the moments a calm intensity that produced some very beautiful pictures.