“The people from the extraordinary New York milieu amongst whom I was living and working had no way of knowing that the years between 1977 and 1982 were enchanted, endangered, and unrepeatable,” explains photographer Marcia Resnick. It was a time and place populated by icons, iconoclasts, and antiheroes whom Resnick documented with a unique and evocative eye. Here, her photographs of the “enfants terribles” reflect this unique time in the worlds of jazz, rock and roll, literature, art, and film — an era that remains highly influential. Rockers Johnny Thunders, Joey Ramone, James Brown, Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Mick Jagger; beat poets William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso; and provocateurs and raconteurs John Waters, Steve Rubell, Gary Indiana, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the incomparable John Belushi are included here, along with text by Victor Bockris and contemporary writings that create a context for Resnick’s photography from this inimitable era.
About the Author
Marcia Resnick was and remains the memory of the New York City downtown scene of 1977 to 1982, living the life even as she chronicled it. "Men are always photographing women," explains Resnick. “It is about time for a woman to photograph men.” Her photographs of the “enfants terribles” reflect this unique time in the worlds of jazz, rock and roll, literature, art, and film — an era that remains highly influential. She lives in New York City.
Victor Bockris has written about the heroes of the beat and punk movements for more than thirty years. He is the author or coauthor of major biographies on Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, the Velvet Underground, and many others. The New York Times Book Review describes Bockris' Warhol: The Biography as, "The best so far. . . . The one to read for knowledge of Warhol the man." He lives in New York City.
Anthony Haden-Guest is a British American writer, reporter, poet, cartoonist, and art critic. He frequently contributes to such notable publications as the Sunday Telegraph, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Sunday Times, and Esquire, among others. He is the author of several books, including The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night. He divides his time between New York City and London.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Insight Editions (November 10, 2015
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches