Rooms of their own: Capote, Smith, Basquiat

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Though their artistic legends grew from bohemian lives lived in New York City, Truman Capote, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Patti Smith all spent significant time in Brooklyn, actually making art. Capote’s time in Brooklyn Heights is the stuff of literary lore, but fewer people know about Smith’s cohabitation with Robert Mapplethorpe in Clinton Hill in the late 60s, or Brooklyn native Basquiat’s couch-surfing back and forth across the East River in the early 80s. Luckily, we have evidence of it all


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