Miss.Tic, a Parisian figure in street art known for her silhouettes of women stencilled on the walls of Paris in particular, has died.

Miss Tic

The pioneer of street-art

A pioneer of street-art, her stencils of brunette and sexy women accompanied by sometimes poetic, sometimes political messages, remain forever engraved in the streets of Paris. Born of a Tunisian immigrant father and a Norman mother, Radhia Novat, her real name, began printing her art in 1985 in the streets of Butte-Montmartre , where she grew up , after a stay in the United States. Using a cutter, she cuts out the lighted areas. She places the perforated cardboard on a wall in the 14th arrondissement, coats it with paint, removes the cardboard. The first portrait of her is printed in black and white on the wall: a wise, slender young girl, her hands on her knees. A statement, alongside the image: “I put on wall art to bombard words hearts. »

Miss Tic

The recognition of urban art

Her signature, Miss.Tic finds it in an old Scrooge album. This is the name of the little witch who is obsessed with stealing Scrooge’s favorite penny. Regularly exhibited since 1986 in France and abroad, Miss. Tic, knows long years of galley and troubles with justice, the tag or the stencil being considered as a deterioration of goods. She was arrested by the police in 1997. But it was in the 2000s that the recognition of urban art by institutions came. In the 20th arrondissement, she negotiated with the town hall, merchants and residents to print fifty stencils, a series entitled Muses et hommes: the drawings copied fragments of paintings by famous painters. Brands and gallery owners are finally interested in her work: she is finally exhibited and receives public commissions. She participates in contemporary art fairs in Venice and Miami. Louis Vuitton asks him for a stencil for an invitation card. The Japanese brand Comme des Garçons publishes a retrospective newspaper, the designer Kenzo makes a T-shirt. Paul Person shoots a clip near her works. In 2007, she designed the poster for Claude Chabrol’s film La fille coupé en deux, while La Poste produced stamps inspired by her stencils in 2011. Some of his works have been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Paris.

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