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Fernando Natalici
Anya Phillips on the set of The Foreigner (NYC)

1977

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Fernando Natalici, Anya Phillips New York City, 1977: Mudd Club co-founder and seminal Downtown art scene legend, Anya Phillips, photographed in between takes on the set of Amos Poe’s 'The Foreigner' by Fernando Natalici. Natalici captured Phillips in character using a 24mm wide-angle lens, curiously wearing a rubber diver’s suit. Phillips was a fashion designer, artist, dominatrix, stripper, actress, music manager, and photographer; a legendary scenester among downtown artists and celebrities. A rare revealing portrait of the late 70s and early 80s downtown punk and no wave icon before she died of cancer at the age of 26. The Foreigner (d. Amos Poe 1977) "The Foreigner" was a seminal cinematic work at the height of the 1970's American underground - a testament to the "punk" sensibility as manifested at CBGB during this time; as well as the the streets and lofts of SoHo and the Lower East Side art scene. Silver Gelatin print on double-weight agfa paper; sepia tone Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches (image 10.75 x 13 in.) Unique. Hand-signed on the verso by Natalici. Printed 1977. Minor corner otherwise in very good condition for its age Obtained directly from artist Seller is a primary dealer rep of photographer Fernando Natalici About Fernando Natalici New York based photographer Fernando Natalici is best known for his iconographic documentation of the downtown Manhattan art scene of the mid/late 70's and early 80's. Natalici’s portfolio includes sought after images of a young Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads, Keith Haring, The Ramones and more. As an Art Director, Fernando has played a key role in creating memorable visuals for historic NY venues such as CBGB's, The Mudd Club, Area and Danceteria. Fernando’s art design featured in the Jeffrey Deitch curated show “Area” at The Hole Gallery NYC in 2013, with his film stills from "Unmade Beds" & "The Foreigner"- two of the most significant underground films of the 1970’s New York Punk scene, exhibited at The Museum of The Moving Image in 2015. Recent Publications & Exhibits Duncan Hannah, Twentieth-Century Boy (2018) Toby Mott, Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies (2016) Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words & Noise (2015) Another Magazine (London, 2014) Black Book (2014) Curbed NY (2014) Photography Now (2013) The Museum of The Moving Image (New York, 2015) The Hole Gallery NYC (New York, 2014) The Chelsea Hotel (New York 2013) New York University Tisch School of The Arts (2013) Anya Phillips was an American fashion designer and the co-founder of legendary New York nightclub the Mudd Club along with Steve Maas and Diego Cortez. Phillips had an influence on the fashion, sound and look of the New York-based no wave scene of the late 1970s. Related categories The Mudd Club Book. Downtown 81. Blondie. Debbie Harry.
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