Una Mullally

Society, life and culture on the edge

Patti Smith’s polaroids

Patti Smith’s polariod exhibition is showing in Toronto.

Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 17:50


Image via the BBC

My buddy Katryna who I’m visiting in Toronto soon alerted me to an exhibition that started at AGO (Art Gallery Ontario) this month and runs until May. Patti Smith: Camera Solo is a collection of Smith’s polaroids, which was originally organised by Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut and traveled to Toronto from Detroit.

The photographs – around 70 of them – are a mixture of polaroids from her own person collection, some from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and a few from private collectors. And the exhibition will also feature ‘Equation Daumal’, a short film directed by Smith and shot on 16mm and super 8.

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