They really capture that moment.
(I wish he didn't capture me in it though. I was feeling very Bruce Springsteen that day).
Thurston Moore & Byron Coley's new Book is really beautiful.
I just saw it for a second but it looks great.
(It also has some very unfortunate pictures in it. What was I thinking?!)
But if you are interested in this period of Downtown Herstory... then this book is a must.
Regarding Anya, I first heard heard her name in the Nomi documentary; Kristian Hoffman says that she called him to say she had seen Klaus perform (his Samson and Delilah aria)at the New Wave Vaudeville and she suggested that Kristian put together a band for him...
27 years today...looking at her photos, it's hard to believe. everything i learn about her reinforces my image of Anya as a force to be reckoned with.
Tad Among's website mentions that Anya's ashes in marble box were in his Bowery hallway for a while -- would that be the same bldg as Needles Jones's loft? Daddy quotes Chris Stein as saying he had Anya's ashes under his bed. What was up with those ashes?? Why were they floating around so? Anyone know where they finally ended up? Family? Is there a memorial to her anywhere?
I loved that memory Hattie tells of finding Anya's clothes tucked in a corner of the loft. Poetic, beautiful.
I completely agree, it is long past time for a book on Anya Phillips.
I was telling her how big Anya was now.
She was in awe.
She also told me that The Contortions are going to play at PS1 on (I think she said) October 30th.
Don't want to miss that one!
Not every year.
It was great to see a lot of the old faces (and by old faces I don't mean to imply anything).
Everyone seemed good.
*There is actually much more of Pat Place in the film than anyone else, but I wasn't sure I should start a separate topic, and I thought it would be of interest to Anya fans. Apologies in advance to the moderators if I should have posted this elsewhere.
In piecing together the facts of her life, I am starting at the end. I am about dig into the archives of the NYPL in search of an obituary. Might any of you know of one? Where it may have been published? East Village Eye and Soho Weekly News are my first targets. Any other publications you could suggest? I believe she died July 23, 1981, though I have read other dates that I know are wrong - can anyone confirm this date?
I understand some of you are reluctant to post stories about Anya, presumably because of heroin and associated tragedies of the day. If so, omit the dirt - I would just like to know more about her.
And of course, any pix you could post would be very much appreciated.
"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
I had read somewhere that someone was writing a book about her. I have a couple of old, very interesting pictures of Anya--certainly not the way most of you remember her--from her senior year in high school where she was voted class flirt---imagine that! lol