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Amazing video from 1970 of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe’s book cluttered room in the Chelsea Hotel. This footage appears to be shot by a German film crew in order to make a documentary. Voyeuristically, we follow many diverse personalities under that legendary roof into their personal space. A model, gay couple, drunk piano man, etc..  My favorite part is towards the end, when 24 year old Patti plays with some of Warhol’s silver balloons in a whimsical manner.

-Amy Haben

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