patti smith – polaroids

i remember the first time i saw patti smith polaroids in paris at “la fondation cartier” and the book published along with it. that was so great and so poetic, i guess people are nowadays a little more into those not so tech-ish thing but at the time that felt fresh (even if polaroids are not so fresh per say, i know) so i was happy to see another selection of her pictures this week end in the ny times. so from top to bottom, left to right we have: Pope Benedict XV’s slippers / a replica of William Blake’s life mask / Virginia Woolf’s bed /  Susan Sontag’s grave in Montparnasse Cemetery / Constantin Brancusi’s grave, also in Montparnasse / Robert Mapplethorpe’s slippers. more here. by pp.