patti smith + robert mapplethorpe by judy linn

Sorry kids, is this too many photography posts in a week? But seriously, you guys — that photo of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe on their balcony that everyone ever loves has been done to death and we still love it, but check out these images of the two of them, shot by Judith Linn (who teaches at my alma mater, and who I definitely had no idea was hanging around Manhattan with Patti Smith  before she became, you know, some other art professor at my college.)  A book of the images just came out, and the show opens at Feature on the LES tomorrow evening.

More after the jump.