- Title: The Mistinguett Legend
- Author: David Bret
- Year Published: 1990 (St. Martin’s Press)
- Year Purchased: 1990s
- Source: My mother
- About: Mistinguett was a widely, and wildly, famous French chanteuse. I’m not sure how well her appeal translates from French to American culture, but she was a first-class oddity. Continue reading
I love Patti Smith. My fingers are itching to get carried away in rhapsodies about her, but my head insists that I maintain restraint. At least for today. The need for a long essay has been forcing its way into my brain, so you’ll likely see something on here soon. Until then, enjoy these Patti-themed goods from Etsy!
The combination of image and quote is just plain lovely.
A classic on vinyl.
This is probably my favourite photo of Patti Smith. A key chain equals portable inspiration.
A practical application using a wonderful image from a 1978 cover of Rolling Stone.
I know it’s a close-up of the key chain image, but I love the impact of the heart surrounding the expression on her face.
It is well-known how close Patti was to Robert Mapplethorpe, so I had to include a piece in honor of him. This is a vintage ad.
Arthur Rimbaud has been a deep influence on Patti’s life and work. The delicacy of this stencil is present in all Chiaroscuro‘s art.