Tuesday, September 05, 2006

RIP Willi Ninja

We met Willi Ninja one time on the subway after a day at MoMA. He was soft-spoken and sweet, yet brimming with confidence and towering in his high-heeled boots.





We even talked on the phone a few times after that. He invited us to a spring fashion show, which we didn't attend; we invited him to a summer group show, which he didn't attend. Missed connections. And then today, we learned of his death this weekend. Willi was only 45 years old. And at 45, he still worked, lissom and graceful as he was in "Paris is Burning," where we first found him...

http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/2006/09/02/willi_ninja_rip

http://jasmynecannick.typepad.com/jasmynecannickcom/2006/09/in_loving_memor.html

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