Colette, Portfolio of Oversized Postcards, (4), Signed by the Artist, 1978


Set of 4 over-sized, photographic postcards: Ragdoll, 1975, signed by the artist on front. Let Them Eat Cake, 1977, signed by the artist on back. Clearance Sale, 1977, signed by the artist on back. Justine and the Victorian Punks, 1978, signed by the artist on back. Archival offset prints, 12 x 10 in. (each).


Colette, Rag Doll

Ragdoll, 1975


Signature detail on Ragdoll


Back of Ragdoll

Colette, Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake 1977


Signature on back of Let Them Eat Cake

Colette, Clearance Sale

Clearance Sale, 1977


Signature on back of Clearance Sale

Colette and the Victorian Punks

Justine and the Victorian Punks, 1978


Signature on back of Justine and the Victorian Punks

Colette originally created this portfolio of images as an affordable collectible.  It was one of a number of art products that she made in 1978 that connected with her theory of “reverse pop.”  Pop Art selected items from popular culture and transformed them into art.  Colette strove for the reverse; to interject her art into popular culture by making it affordable for the masses.

Artist Portraits Colette Portfolio


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.