The news was announced through her social media accounts: artist Miss. Tic, 66, died on Sunday May 22 in Paris following an illness.
An essential Parisian figure in urban art, she had made a name for herself on the walls of the capital since 1985. From the alleys of Ménilmontant, the Marais or the Butte-aux-Cailles, she has never left her a simple and effective formula that she will have declined at will: an impertinent epigram on the feeling of love, accompanied by a sexy self-portrait, often in lingerie and high heels, playing with the codes of the femme fatale, all painted in stencil in black and white, and enhanced with red.
Born in Paris on May 20, 1956 to a Tunisian immigrant father and a Norman mother, Radhia Novat, her real name, grew up in Montmartre, and spent her adolescence in a city of Orly, before a succession of dramas, which will make her an orphan very young, and left-handed following the accident which was fatal to her family and left her with an atrophied hand.
She studied applied arts and street theater in the company Zéro de conduit, before going into exile in California, where she frequented the punk scene, in the early 1980s. Back in Paris, she got closer to the group of the Ripoulin Brothers and the VLP (Vive la peinture), who paint in the street, on the palisades or by hijacking the pubs.
“She was a feminist and supportive of the cause of women, but in her own way, very free, independent and poetic. She was not an ideologue, but a deeply anarchist. » His step-children, Antoine and Charlotte Novat
It is a love spite that will inspire his first stencil, placed on a wall of 14and arrondissement : “I put on wall art to bombard words hearts”. Fan of comics, she will borrow her pseudonym from the mocking witch character Miss. Tick in Scrooge albums. His nocturnal and illegal practice will always echo his desires, his failings and his sentimental disappointments through his pungent and often committed formulas: “To life, to love”, “Practical Lover”, “Weary War Correspondent”, “Does man descend from dreams? », “No ideals, just lofty ideas”, “I play, yes”, “Do free acts have a price? », “The emotion passes”, “Egeria and I cried”, “I have vagueness in the man”… “She was a feminist and supportive of the cause of women, but in her own way, very free, independent and poetic. She was not an ideologue, but a deeply anarchist”entrust his step-children, Antoine and Charlotte Novat.
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