France: death of Miss.Tic, major female figure of street art
Tic is pictured here creating a piece on October 24, 2013 near the Drouot hotel auction house in Paris.
AFP - JOEL SAGET
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A legend of the streets of Paris has died.
Miss.Tic, a pioneering figure in Parisian street art, known for her poetic stencils and her commitment to women, died on Sunday May 22 at the age of 66.
Poetry is an extreme sport, noted on a wall the one who was arrested for her art.
Plastic artist and poet of urban art,
Miss.Tic dots Paris
with her silhouettes of women stencilled on the walls of Montmartre, the Marais and Ménilmontant since the 1980s.
Born in the capital 20 years earlier to a Tunisian immigrant father and a Norman mother whom she lost at the age of 10 and 16, Miss.Tic decides to tell her life, her dramas and her fantasies about city walls.
La Butte-aux-Cailles, Paris 2022. May the earth be light for you, #MissTic.
— Igor Gauquelin (@GauquelinIgor) May 22, 2022
First attracted to the United States - she moved to California in the early 1980s - it was in France that this graphic designer and language virtuoso made her mark under the borrowed name of the witch Miss Tick from the
Journal de Mickey.
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Miss.Tic, from stencil in the street to stamps at La Poste
Arrested in 1997 for deterioration of property, the artist with her tags and her bombings found her way to museums in London shortly after, in the world of fashion and cinema by signing the poster for a film by Claude Chabrol.
Miss.Tic claims no party, no chapel calling itself anarchist, activist, but above all artist.
How sad :(
I loved her very much!
May her works live long on the walls of our cities! #MissTic pic.twitter.com/xMamGbe1ml
— Nicolas George (@nicolasgeorge_) May 22, 2022
Poster of the film "The Girl Cut in Two" by Claude Chabrol, produced by Miss.Tic.
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