Sunday, June 17, 2007

MissTic


Those who live in Paris are pretty familiar with this little silhouetto of Miss Tic, an artist (a poet really) who is now famous for, precisely, exposing her little self portraits on thousands of locations in Paris. This one is actually a poster but most of them are stencils ("Pochoirs" in French) that she paints directly upon the walls. She published several books, has a line of Lingerie and even featured in a ad campaign (more on her website). I once asked her agent to photograph her but she politely declined...


PS: I'm currently in the Bay area at the moment, if you're in the neighbourhood and want to attend a little PDP meeting on Sunday June 24, please check this post.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Eric,
    Thank you for posting a photo even when you are out of town! I hope you enjoy your time in the U.S.

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  2. I've never heard of her. Do you suppose she's less sexy in person, thus the declined photo op?

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  3. Funny play on words!! It's related to the expression "débats participatifs" (in En.: "participatory democracy debates") written with the word "ébats", which means frolics... so "participative frolics"!!
    About miss'tic's paintings you can find a lot of them in the 13th arr.

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  4. Interesting. I'd say she has a great manager.

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  5. I have a photo I took in Rue Lepic with the message in red "J'ai vendu ton ame au diable", which I think means "I have sold your soul to the devil".
    Or has anyone a better explanation

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  6. You can see Miss Tic on her website, just clic on the adress Eric gave, She is on the left, wearing sun glasses. Clic to enlarge the photo

    I've seen her on many walls and once in 3D live in a bookshop where she was promoting her work.
    I love her art, always a nice surprise to discover her paintings and puns round a corner in the city.

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  7. Interesting post! I checked out her website, where she says that she's a "child of the 50's" I guess that means she doesn't really look like this - if she ever did? -

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  8. Tomate LOL! That could be a nasty GG comment...

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  9. We saw a lot of these near Place d'Italie, in the Buttes Aux Cailles area. Not sure if it was Mis Tic. But they were all over Paris a month ago. And so was I.

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