Colette, ‘Deadly Feminine’, 1980, Photography, Acrylic and mixed media on photograph, IFAC Arts
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Colette

Deadly Feminine, 1980

Acrylic and mixed media on photograph
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
$4,700
Location
New York City, Athens, London
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Colette
Tunisian-American
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A prominent figure in the downtown New York scene of the 1970s, Colette’s multimedia work has influenced major artists and musicians, including Cindy Sherman and Madonna. Colette began working on the streets of SoHo, creating constructed photographic works that functioned as pastiches of painting genres, and lavish installations of bunched fabrics, pushing Victorian or Rococo interiors to postmodern extremes. In all of her work, Colette worked under the guise of performative personas that explore issues of the body, gender, and representation. Wearing extravagant costumes, she performed, live, and slept in her installations; she even once staged her own death at the downtown Whitney Museum. “I thought of myself as ‘post conceptual’ because I persisted and believed strongly in the power of symbols,” she said. “My work was putting less emphasis on the intellect alone. I sought unity of body, mind, and soul, in my life and art.”

Colette, ‘Deadly Feminine’, 1980, Photography, Acrylic and mixed media on photograph, IFAC Arts
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© Colette
Colette
Tunisian-American
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A prominent figure in the downtown New York scene of the 1970s, Colette’s multimedia work has influenced major artists and musicians, including Cindy Sherman and Madonna. Colette began working on the streets of SoHo, creating constructed photographic works that functioned as pastiches of painting genres, and lavish installations of bunched fabrics, pushing Victorian or Rococo interiors to postmodern extremes. In all of her work, Colette worked under the guise of performative personas that explore issues of the body, gender, and representation. Wearing extravagant costumes, she performed, live, and slept in her installations; she even once staged her own death at the downtown Whitney Museum. “I thought of myself as ‘post conceptual’ because I persisted and believed strongly in the power of symbols,” she said. “My work was putting less emphasis on the intellect alone. I sought unity of body, mind, and soul, in my life and art.”

Colette

Deadly Feminine, 1980

Acrylic and mixed media on photograph
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
$4,700
Location
New York City, Athens, London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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