Patti Smith by Judy Linn

Linn's images of Patti Smith range from the vulnerable to the iconic, focusing on shifting influences and relationships with artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Sam Shepard.  The black-and-white photographs capture Smith in the intimate and grainy atmosphere of a bygone New York when Smith--a struggling poet, pre-rock'n'roll--agreed to pose for Linn. A new exhibition, entitled Patti Smith: 1969-1976,  of photographs by Linn opens at LUAG (Lehigh University Art Galleries) February 20 and runs until May 25, 2012. 420 E. Packer Avenue Bethlehem, PA