PATTI SMITH (b. 1946)


Patti Rides her Coney Island Pony, 1969

Pencil and crayon on paper
Image size: 75.5 x 56.5 cm
Signed and dated bottom right
Inscribed drawing. Hotel Chelsea via photo '69. Biographical information: pony being a 4.5. foot cloth and simulated horse hair construction at Coney Island

‘”Let’s go to Coney Island” he said. “We’ll get our picture taken again”. We did all the things we liked. We wrote our names in the sand, went to Nathan’s, strolled through Astroland. We got our picture taken by the same old guy and at Robert’s insistence I climbed aboard his stuffed pony…the picture of myself astride the pony, alone and slightly defiant remains.” (Patti Smith, Just Kids, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London 2010, p.161/2)

Patti Smith: Patti Rides her Coney Island Pony