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new Patti Smith mural on display in NYC; poetry book out now

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A new Patti Smith mural is now on display in NYC, located directly outside Julie’s Vintage clothing shop in the East Village, at the corner of 2nd Street and 1st Avenue. The mural was designed and painted by graphic designer HUETEK (real name Eric Martinez), and depicts a bold, black-and-white portrait of Patti with the word “PUNK” emblazoned along the side. You can view Martinez working on the mural via his Instagram below:

Getting FUNKY s/o to @fumeroism 4 the and stoping by to kick it 4 a bit

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In other news, Patti released her newest book, The New Jerusalem, back in May. The book features original photographs and artwork from Patti herself, and is described as a “a stunning long prose poem” which “presents a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; a vision of escape from the rituals of power and the mechanisms of social control.” The book is currently available for purchase, and you can view a trailer for it below.

Patti has been touring with her band throughout Europe, and her tour continues in Italy this week, before ending in France next month. All dates are listed below.

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Patti Smith – 2018 Tour Dates
JUL 14 Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma, Italy
JUL 16 Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma, Italy
JUL 18 Teatro del Vittoriale Gardone Riviera, Italy
JUL 20 Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma, Italy
JUL 23 Piazza SS. Annunziata Firenze, Italy
JUL 24 Teatro Gabriele D’Annunzio Pescara, Italy
AUG 02 Roncalliplatz Köln, Germany
AUG 05 Cherry Hinton Hall Cambridge, United Kingdom
AUG 06 Paradiso Grote Zaal Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands
AUG 07 Paradiso Grote Zaal Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands
AUG 09 Slottsskogen Gothenburg, Sweden
AUG 10 Suvilahti Helsinki, Finland
AUG 11 Tøyenparken Oslo, Norway
AUG 12 Suvilahti Helsinki, Finland
AUG 13 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
AUG 14 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
AUG 15 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
AUG 17 Le Fort de Saint Père Saint-Pere-en-Retz, France
AUG 18 Le Fort de Saint Père Saint-Pere-en-Retz, France
AUG 19 Le Fort de Saint-Pere Saint-Pere-en-Retz, France

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