I am a photographer and Art Collector in NYC.
I am selling these Ultra Violet "Self Portrait" mirrors that I received in exchange for expenses incurred while creating the images for Ultra's Gallerist and for her forthcoming book.
These "Self Portrait" art pieces by Ultra Violet measure 25 inches square and are signed by Ultra on the back. Also comes with her Ultra Violet Studio hang tag which is attached to the back. Ultra's work is represented by Dillon Gallery 555 West 25th st between 10th and 11th ave in Chelsea, NYC. Her forthcoming show at their gallery will open April 24 and run thru May 24, 2014
Last year I was introduced to Ultra Violet by Dillon Gallery and consequently agreed to barter photographic expenses in exchange for Ultra's - "Self Portrait" series art pieces. These "Self Portrait" pieces are offered by Dillon Gallery for $6000. each however I am offering these pieces for half the gallery price at $3000. to recoup all my expenses for the shoot and retouching which took nearly a month.
These Acrylic and Glass pieces are handmade by Ultra in her Chelsea studio are in perfect as issued condition. For those collectors that are interested in provenance, these are the exact piecec that will appear in her forthcoming book which contains my photographs of these mirrors. and the exact pieces that appear on the Dillon Gallery promotional card (promoting Ultra's work) This promotional card comes with each piece. I can also provide photographs of us working within Ultra's studio as well as email correspondence proving authenticity if the buyer would like this.
This is available for local pickup on west 34th st in Manhattan.
Isabelle Dufresne aka Ultra Violet was born on September 6, 1935 in France. She is an Artist and the author of "Famous For 15 min Minutes." She is former colleague and superstar of Andy Warhol. She is one of the last Warhol factory artists still creating today. Earlier in her career she worked for and studied under Salvador Dali who consequently is the person credited with introducing Ultra to Andy Warhol.
Ultra Violet's art works are in the collections of the Museum Pompidou (Paris), the Knokke-Heist Museum (Belgium), and in the private collection of Whitney Museum trustee Beth deWoody. Her art has addressed the tragedy of 9/11 and how the iconography of that event has been, in select cases, transformed into a malleable icon that represents not only an act of terrorism and annihilation, but also one of commercialization in contemporary society. Her IX XI sculpture has been purchased by the Kucich family of Manhasset, New York, and will be on loan to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.