A note in remembrance of Anya Phillips, for those who knew her, and for those who didn't but are captivated nonetheless...Today marks the 28th anniversary of her death (in Valhalla at the Westchester Medical Center). She was 26 years old.
"I think now about Anya Phillips who so briefly illuminated this fleeting world. I think about clothes worn by people so recently and yet how long ago it all seems that Anya would show up in those cocktail dresses and of all things, a Chinese girl in a blonde wig. And now all the girls in their cocktail dresses who never heard of Anya and how quickly each generation catches the look of its creators and forgets the moral underneath. I think about how one must become the iconic representation of oneself if one is to outlast the vague definite indifference of the world."
From The Radiant Child by Rene Ricard.
ARTFORUM Magazine :: December 1981