On July 11, 2008 via their PASK label, Patti Smith and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields will release a double-disc of their live readings and performances in 2005 and 2006 of Smith’s The Coral Sea, a “screaming requiem” of late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s terminal illness. Smith wrote the book in 1996 as a “posthumous homage” to her friend who passed away in 1989 at the age of 42 due to complications from AIDS.

  1. For those who may be interested, here is a video we made about Patti Smith during her personnal exhibition in Paris at “La Fondation Cartier”. She speaks about life, art…: