“Echoes of Elvis” showcases works by artists created only after 1977, the year Presley died. But the show was organized with a very special anniversary in mind what would have been his 75th birthday. Therefore, the exhibit explores the many transformations the recording artist underwent during his lifetime: the rebel youth, the sex symbol, army sergeant, movie star, Las Vegas regular.
It was Patti Smith who first encouraged Jim Carroll to blend his poetry with rock ‘n’ roll, bringing him on stage to perform his work with her band. He went on to form the Jim Carroll Band. Jeffrey Brown talks to Smith about her friend, who passed away Friday.