Vali Myers A Memoir
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|Author||: Gianni Menichetti|
|Total Pages||: 244|
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In this memoir by Vali Myers' long-time companion, Gianni Menichetti, Vali's life and life's work are brought into beautiful, clear focus with wit, candor, and great affection. Vali was an artist, dancer, actress, lover of animals and nature at-large. Uniquely original, Vali Myers has inspired countless artists for decades past and present. The artists that sought her out included Donovan, Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, Mary Ellen Clark and more. The Australian artist, Vali Myers, was a legend in her own time. Premiere danseuse of the Melbourne Modern Ballet at seventeen, she left home and spent ten years in Paris, living much of the time on the streets but never ceasing to draw. Ed van der Elsken famously put her on the cover of his Love on the Left Bank, that manifesto of Paris in the 1950's and her work was praised by George Plimpton in his Paris Review. Then, saying good-bye to all that, she spent forty years in semi-seclusion in a wild canyon in Italy, where she continued producing her minute, mystical, and passionate drawings and looking after a large menagerie of animals. Tough as nails, she fought the local authorities who wanted to introduce loggers into the valley, after a long struggle succeeding in having it designated as a wildlife oasis. Finally, Vali returned triumphant to her native Melbourne, where she was recognized as an artist sui generis. In this memoir by her long-time companion Gianni Menichetti, Vali's life and life's work are brought into beautiful, clear focus with wit, candor, and great affection. You saw in her the personalization of something torn and loose and deep down primitive in all of us.--George Plimpton, Paris Review Vali's life is as classical, as intense, as necessary, as latently tragic an artist's life as that of Vincent van Gogh or François Villon, Arthur Rimbaud or Janis Joplin.-- Ed van der Elsken, photographer Vali--the original Tightrope Dancer. Most totter along life's tightrope; Vali embraced the danger and leapt. With her fierce wild spirit, she was a familiar who swept you up in her magical world which made everything else look like a pale shade of grey.--Ruth Cullen, director - Tightrope Dance, Painted Lady It was like being friends with some angel who had gotten kicked out for lewd behavior.--Christ Stein, musician Vali Myers... lived her life without fear.--Julia Inglis, author Vali was a gift--of sea and wind.--Peter Weller, actor Vali's dogs, Vali's trees, Vali's donkey, the birds, the flowers, the caves, the spiders of Bali. We have seen for the first time the old skeleton of nature.--Bernardo Bertolucci, filmmaker Literary Nonfiction.
|Author||: Vali Myers,Martin McIntosh,Gemma Jones|
|Publsiher||: Outr Gallery|
|Total Pages||: 112|
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Known in life for her wild, red hair, intricate facial tattoos and loud gypsy jewellery, Vali Myers' indomitable spirit and authentic take on life continued to permeate through her art, inspiring and influencing those who fall under her spell. Her exceptionally detailed drawings, delicately executed at night by lamp light, often took many months, even years, to complete. This is the first comprehensive art book on Myers and collects beautiful reproductions of her work, unseen drawings and an explanatory text from a range of Myers' contemporaries.
|Author||: Sherill Tippins|
|Publsiher||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Total Pages||: 501|
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Opening the doors to New York's icon of American artistic invention, this fascinating history of the Chelsea hotel reveals why and how it has become the largest and longest-lived artists' community of the known world. 25,000 first printing,
|Author||: McKenzie Wark|
|Publsiher||: Verso Books|
|Total Pages||: 207|
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Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, its legacy continues to inspire activists, artists and theorists around the world. Such a legend has accrued to this movement that the story of the SI now demands to be told in a contemporary voice capable of putting it into the context of twenty-first-century struggles. McKenzie Wark delves into the Situationists’ unacknowledged diversity, revealing a world as rich in practice as it is in theory. Tracing the group’s development from the bohemian Paris of the ’50s to the explosive days of May ’68, Wark’s take on the Situationists is biographically and historically rich, presenting the group as an ensemble creation, rather than the brainchild and dominion of its most famous member, Guy Debord. Roaming through Europe and the lives of those who made up the movement – including Constant, Asger Jorn, Michèle Bernstein, Alex Trocchi and Jacqueline De Jong – Wark uncovers an international movement riven with conflicting passions. Accessible to those who have only just discovered the Situationists and filled with new insights, The Beach Beneath the Street rereads the group’s history in the light of our contemporary experience of communications, architecture, and everyday life. The Situationists tried to escape the world of twentieth-century spectacle and failed in the attempt. Wark argues that they may still help us to escape the twenty-first century, while we still can.
|Author||: Kid Congo Powers|
|Publsiher||: Hachette UK|
|Total Pages||: 276|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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An intimate, coming-of-age memoir by legendary guitarist Kid Congo Powers, detailing his experiences as a young, queer Mexican-American in 1970s Los Angeles through his rise in the glam rock and punk rock scenes. Kid Congo Powers has been described as a “legendary guitarist and paragon of cool” with “the greatest resume ever of anyone in rock music." That unique imprint on rock history stems from being a member of not one but three beloved, groundbreaking, and influential groups—Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Cramps, and last but not least, The Gun Club, the wildly inventive punk-blues band he co-founded. Some New Kind of Kick begins as an intimate coming of age tale, of a young, queer, Chicano kid, growing up in a suburb east of East LA, in the mid-‘70s, exploring his sexual identity through glam rock. When a devastating personal tragedy crushes his teenage dreams, he finds solace and community through fandom, as founder (‘The Prez’) of the Ramones West Coast fan club, and immerses himself in the delinquent chaos of the early LA punk scene. A chance encounter with another superfan, in the line outside the Whiskey-A-Go-Go to get into a Pere Ubu concert, changes the course of his life entirely. Jeffrey Lee Pierce, a misfit Chicano punk who runs the Blondie fan club, proposes they form a band. The Gun Club is born. So begins an unlikely transition from adoring fan to lauded performer. In Pierce, he finds brotherhood, a creative voice, and a common cause, but also a shared appetite for self-destruction that threatens to overwhelm them both. Quirky, droll, and heartfelt, with a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place, and a wealth of richly-drawn supporting characters, Some New Kind of Kick is a memoir of personal transformation, addiction and recovery, friendship and belonging, set against the relentless creativity and excess of the ’70s and ’80s underground music scenes.
|Author||: Peter L. Bergen|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 498|
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New York Times bestselling author Peter Bergen's definitive account of al Qaeda's evolution since 9/11 and the U.S. government's responses.