Colette, Ancorra-tu #1, Postcards From the Story of My Life, 1977


Postcards From the Story of my Life, “Ancorra-tu, Living in a Space for Six Days with All My Personal Belongings”. 1977, Photo and ink on paper. 10 x 7 in.

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For Colette the documentation of her temporary performances is an important facet of her art.  In the 1970s she started the series “Postcards from the Story of My Life” incorporating original 5 x 7 photographs and handwritten captions.

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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.