"People always want to know about the past, but I'm much more interested in tomorrow."
There was an exhibit this year staged at the Dillon Gallery in Manhattan called "Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated," which recreated her Chelsea studio in the form of an installation. It featured dozens of her artworks, plus personal items -- books, albums, mementos from throughout her life. Even though I knew it was an art piece, wandering around the gallery I couldn't help but feel how intensely personal an experience it was. In one of the last acts of her life, Ultra Violet granted access into her sanctuary of creation, allowing a brief glimpse into a great mind.
"Fame is somewhat legitimate. People want to be God. People want to be remembered. People want to live in eternity."
Title: from "Silver Lining" (Rilo Kiley)