Patti Smith was a favorite subject for photographer Frank Stefanko back in their college years. "Patti had jet-black hair and pale blue eyes that could see right through you. When I visited New York, I started photographing Patti; I was captivated by her look...tall, thin, with porcelain skin, sharp features, and those piercing eyes. With me, in terms of portraits, it's always the eyes first, and then the rest of the face comes into view." In his book Patti Smith: American Artist Frank Stefanko introduces a Patti Smith the world has never before seen.
According to the 24 September 2006 Washington Post Sunday Source and in conjunction with the release of Stefanko's book an opening reception from 6 - 9 pm will be heldon Friday evening, 29 September 2006, at the Govinda Gallery in Georgetown for the Frank Stefanko's Patti Smith: American Artist exhibition which will run through 28 October 2006.