As we were putting the final touches on the Warhol Issue of MOOC Magazine, we received the sad news that Factory Superstar Ultra Violet passed away on Saturday at the age of 78.
- 6 September 1935, La Tronche, Grenoble, France
- 14 June 2014 (aged 78) New York
- New York Times / Ultra Violet Obituary
- Wikipedia / Isabelle Collin Dufresne
We’ve set up this page with a few small memories of her and invite you to leave a message. If you’d like to leave a thought or message, send it, with Your Name, an optional location like “Edie’s Farm” or “Santa Barbara, CA” and a photo of yourself, to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to this page.
Farewell Ultra Violet. Your career was so long and amazing. You were always so beautiful. Yet for all the achievements of the past, you kept your focus on the future. I hope we can follow your lead and make art that moves us into a brighter, more “Ultra Violet” future.
Oh no! You lived almost 3 times as long as me, but it’s still so short! You always said such kind things about my downfall. Somehow you were a deep, rich part of that crazy 60’s scene, but unlike myself and others, you found a way to survive and be so creative for so long. We’ll miss you, but we’ll never forget you.