OUTPOST NYC DCG produced a signed DVD edition of Ultra Violet’s 1972 performance and film “The Last Supper.”
“The Last Supper” a re-enactment of the Last Supper—was conceived for the Kitchen by Ultra Violet in 1972 and performed by New York-based female artists. It was shown at Miami Beach Cinematheque screening for Art Basel in 2007 and is included in the collection of Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Cast of characters:
Christ – Ultra Violet. The Apostles – Darsea Divine, Doris Abraham, Debra Freeman, Judy Van Hook, Jean Mouteray, Lucille Chasin, Clarise Rivers, Janise Moory, Betsy Starchild, Jason Gold, Kathy Elbaum, Petunia Swayse.
Ultra Violet’s short related autobiography:
1935 – I was born a mystical child.
1940 – I was raised in France at the Sacred Heart Catholic convent where I became rebellious.
1950 – I was exorcised at age 15.
1951 – I was sent to a correction home at the age of 16.
1968 – I burned my bra as a sign of rebellion.
1972 – I questioned the masculinity imbued in religion and scriptures.
1998 – I had absorbed and accepted the gender differences.
2005 until Death in 2014 – I believe Jesus Christ to be the Messiah and the Savior of the world.
*Isabelle Collin Dufresne, known as Ultra Violet, was a French-American artist, author and both a colleague of Andy Warhol and one of his “Warhol Factory Superstars” Earlier in her career, she worked for and studied with Salvador Dali. Ultra Violet had a studio in Nice, France and mainly lived and worked in New York City.
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