{INSPIRED BY} : patti smith and her ventures

 in Paris

“when I’m traveling with my camera, I’ll often take pictures of, you know, Keats’s bed, Shelley’s grave or Victor Hugo’s desk. It has something of them. If I’m taking a picture of Brancusi’s grave, I know that there’s something of him, of his mortal remains, beneath my feet, and there’s something beautiful about that.”

 Pope Benedict XV’s slippers / a replica of William Blake’s life mask

Roberto Bolaño’s chair / Arthur Rimbaud’s utensils

Virginia Woolf’s bed / Susan Sontag’s grave in Montparnasse Cemetery

Constantin Brancusi’s grave / Robert Mapplethorpe’s slippers

“I am an American artist and I have no guilt”

- Patti Smith, Babelogue 1978

read the full article at T magazine

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