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Colette: Street Works, 1971-1975

Published by antoine lefebvre editions

Regular price $10.00

2016, English/French, 24 pages, 7.5 x 5.75 in, b&w, softcover
Edition of 100

Colette (b. 1952, Tunisia) is a French artist living and working in New York. "Colette's street pieces began around 1970 when she decided to make her mark of code on the sidewalks of Soho, enigmatic messages to be read from above. She performed these ritualistic actions in a harlequin costume and had them photographed and documented on film. These mysterious traces were soon followed by anatomical drawings: Colette painted large schematic diagrams in broken outlines of lips, ears, eyes, noses, or hearts on the surface of the street.” —Peter Selz, "The Coloratura of Colette," Arts Magazine, 1978

antoine lefebvre editions is the publishing structure and artist name of Antoine Lefebvre. Based in Paris.

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