Colette, Ancorra-tu #3, Postcards from the Story of My Life, 1977

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Colette, “Ancorra-tu, Living in a Space for Six Days with All My Personal Belongings,” SIGNED, photo and ink on paper, 1977.

Size: 10 x 7 inches
Photo: 5 x 7 inches

The pioneering performance and installation artist Colette sees her whole life as a work of art. This signed 1977 photo with text documents one of her most famous works, the six days she lived in a space she created at the Cologne Art Fair. The Cologne installation is similar to the much larger living environment Colette created in her downtown loft from 1972-83. When Colette moved from that space, the legendary art dealer Leo Castelli carefully dismantled the environment and re-mounted it on moveable boards in anticipation of a sale to a European museum that never materialized.

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Colette Performance Art


Colette: On the Streets and in the Clubs, 1972–1985

Colette worked without inhibition. Acting out an inner-world of fantasies she began making photographic self-portraits, creating soft fabric environments in which she was often a crucial living presence, and exhibiting self-referential hybrid works that combined sculpture, painting, and photography.