Cosmic Love: The “Punk” Hero & The Girl Who Decided to Become Conspicuous

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The untimely deaths of Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake saddened many and caused the launch of a thousand blogs late summer, 2007.  Over one year later, intrigue is undisposed.  They shared “one of those cosmic kinds of love” that would ultimately lead them down the same highway. 

“They were remarkable people,” said David Ross, former director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  “I can’t think of one without the other.  It was flattering to be in their presence.  You felt good that they liked you.”

           Sometimes she would take out her compact and apply lipstick when someone was boring her.  She was one of the first creators of video games geared exclusively for girls.  When asked in a interview in February 2006 with LAist Magazine, “What remains the same and what has changed in the world of girls?” Theresa replied, “Having a vagina remains the same, but power shifts.”

           Jeremy became quite conspicuous himself as an artist.  Some people thought he was a snob, drinking his Manhattans and smoking his Nat Sherman cigarettes, until they realized he was just an artist, and funny and shy.  “I liked reading about heroic behavior and the constant ethical dilemmas of Marvel characters spoke to me directly,” he said in an interview.  About Theresa he said she was “a blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window” quoting Raymond Chandler.

Purveyed from: The Golden Suicides: Entertainment & Culture: vanityfair.com

Photo of Theresa by Joshua Jordan

Photo of Jeremy by Donald Graham

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