Rare Patti Smith photos collected in new book, Before Easter After





With collector’s editions signed by Patti Smith and Lynn Goldsmith.

Iconic rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s photos of Patti Smith have been collected in a new book, titled Before Easter After, released this October via Taschen.

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The collector’s edition has been numbered and signed by Patti Smith and Lynn Goldsmith, with the art edition featuring a print signed by Lynn Goldsmith.

Photographing everyone from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones, Lynn Goldsmith captured a golden era of rock ‘n’ roll history.

In 1978 Goldsmith went on tour with The Patti Smith Group, documenting formative nights at iconic NYC club CGBG’s and accidental stage falls.

Before Easter After contains hundreds of unseen photographs across its 296 pages, and includes lyrics, poetry and texts by Patti Smith.

The release follow’s Vivien Goldman’s Revenge of the She-Punks, which included a discussion of Patti Smith’s ‘Free Money’.

Head here for more info, check out extracts from the book below.