Croatian born Perich was a member of the Letterist group (the collective which later begat the Situationist International) in Paris before arriving in New York City in 1970. Although an accomplished painter, filmmaker, and poet, Perich is best known to New Yorkers for his cable access show Anton Perich Presents (1973), which featured movers, shakers, and players from the downtown scene. The antics portrayed spurred censorship and then subsequent liberation from broadcast regulators, opening the door for artists & scenesters on TV long before Glenn O'Brien's TV Party.
Perich was also a contributing photographer to Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine and later started his own publication, Night Magazine as an outlet for his New York nightlife photography, essentially becoming the city's first widely recognized party photographer, setting the bar for those that followed from Patrick McMullan to Mark "The Cobra Snake'.
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