One of Warhol’s “superstars”, the coterie of friends and personalities that would appear in Andy’s films during the 1960s and follow the Pop artist everywhere, is still garnering art world attention. Ultra Violet, 78, born Isabelle Collin Dufresne will be included in the American Academy of Arts and Letters invitational exhibition, opening 6 March and running until 12 April. Her recent work will be shown alongside examples by contemporary market darlings like Wade Guyton, and many of the show’s artists go on the become Academicians. Hearing about her inclusion “brought tears of joy to my eyes”, said Ultra Violet, who still keeps studios in Chelsea and Nice.
From In The Frame