Patti Smith photo exhibition to take place in England

The US rock icon pays tribute to her heroes

A selection of photographs by American rock icon Patti Smith are to be displayed in the north of England.

BALTIC in Gateshead will feature the 20 black and white images from 16 May – 28 June. The works commemorate individuals who have been of particular inspiration to the artist. 

Among the heroes being paid tribute to are the poets Shelley, Yeats and Woolf, the sculpturer Brancusi and the photographs of friend and collaborator Robert Mapplethorpe.

Smith’s forthcoming UK tour, in support of her covers album ‘Twelve’, will include a performance in Gateshead on 23 May. The show takes place at The Sage, a near neighbour of BALTIC.