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Monday, June 13, 2011

Sculpture and Patti Smith

There's a wonderful quote in Just Kids, Patti Smith's book about her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe. 

Robert Maplethorpe dreamed of breaking into Andy Warhol's circle. Patti Smith was suspicious.

Smith says, "I hated the soup and felt little for the can. I preferred an artist who transformed his time, not mirrored it."

Andy Warhol's soup can

What transformations are you working on?

1 comment:

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

Bravo for Patti for seeing so clearly. Way, way too easy to get caught up in the 'what's cool' trends instead of the 'what's meaningful' to you as an artist.