Patti Smith Horses Vinyl Record Album, 
Original 1975 US 1st Pressing featuring original photography by Robert Mapplethorpe. Includes original record in near mint condition. 

Produced by John Cale
Cover: Clear tape on upper left; general signs of
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Robert Mapplethorpe
Patti Smith Horses Vinyl Record 1st Pressing (photo by Robert Mapplethorpe)

1975

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Patti Smith Horses Vinyl Record Album, Original 1975 US 1st Pressing featuring original photography by Robert Mapplethorpe. Includes original record in near mint condition. Produced by John Cale Cover: Clear tape on upper left; general signs of age related wear; otherwise good overall condition. Record: Minor play wear; otherwise good condition. 12x12 inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm) Mapplethorpe credit featured on lower back cover Well-suited for framing Patti Smith Horses Horses is the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith, released on December 13, 1975, on Arista. Horses has since been viewed by critics as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of the American punk rock movement, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time. Further background "It is considered one of the greatest album covers of all time. A simple portrait to the waist of a woman in a crisp white shirt, a black ribbon draped over her shoulders, dark jeans. Her jaw is jutting out proudly, defiantly. A jacket is slung over her shoulder. The wall she is leaning against is as brilliant a white as her shirt, a blank and blinding canvas. It is the cover of Patti Smith’s debut album Horses, taken in a Greenwich Village apartment sometime in 1975 by Smith’s longtime friend, Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe and Smith were both in their late 20s and veterans of a bohemian New York art scene that had created the fledgling ranks of the city’s punk rock scene... The photo shoot that became the cover for Horses is a defining moment. 'The only rule we had was, Robert told me if I wore a white shirt, not to wear a dirty one,' Smith told NPR in 2010. 'I got my favourite ribbon and my favourite jacket, and he took about 12 pictures. By the eighth one he said, 'I got it'. Today, the print is part of the Tate Collection in the UK, and rightly regarded as a classic portrait. By the time Mapplethorpe took this photograph, he and Smith had known each other for nearly a decade. They met in 1967, on the very first day Smith moved to New York from New Jersey; she later recounted him looking like a 'hippie shepherd boy' with dark curls." (source: BBC 2015)

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    H 12 in. x W 12 in. x D 0.1 in.H 30.48 cm x W 30.48 cm x D 2.54 mm
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