Anton Perich Biography

Anton Perich Biography



Born in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Anton Perich lived in Paris in the late 60s and was active for several years with the Lettrist Group, as a painter, poet and filmmaker. From 1967 to 1969, he created and ran an international underground film program at American Center on Boulevard Raspail in Paris. He moved to New York in the early 70s and became a contributing photographer for Andy Warhol's INTERVIEW Magazine. A selection of his photographs is now in the collection of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Warhol Foundation, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York.

In January 1972, he had his first photography solo show at the Gotham Book Mart Gallery in New York.

In 1973, he produced and directed a television program on Manhattan Cable TV. The show was controversial because it introduced characters and material that were challenging and foreign to the television content at the time. It was the first Underground show on American television, and it was censored during the broadcast, causing a serious scandal and radical changes in cable TV.

In 1972, his video tapes were shown at the Kitchen and in 1975, German Television presented a one hour Anton Perich Show on West 3 channel. Segments of his video works are often shown on network and cable television in the USA, Europe and Japan.

In 1977-78, he designed and built an electric painting machine, an early predecessor of the ink jet printer/scanner and had his first show of electric paintings at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York in 1979.

In 1978, he started publishing NIGHT Magazine. NIGHT is still published intermittently and features painting, photography, poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, etc.

In 2006, he had a video retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives in NY. His photographs, paintings and videos are shown and published worldwide. In all, Anton is considered an early pioneer in the fields of cable tv production, digital art and underground publishing.


He recently had a show at Microscope Gallery in Bushwick.