street works series
"The Lips", 1973 (in front of Stefonatty Gallery)

"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."

The Coloratura of Colette, Arts Magazine 1978
Peter Selz

(works on the right included in It-Reappears Exhibition )



Street work I series . For Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach 1974.
(text by Aristotle written on the grounds of the museum, 24 x 30")   


Photo album
Colette : Streetworks

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