A place in Paris that will soon be renamed Miss Teck, after the death of the street art pioneer

The Paris Council deliberated, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, on the compensation that elected officials want to pay to artist Miss Teck, who died in May. (© PHOTOPQR / LE PARISIEN / MAXPPP)

His stencils for long-haired women and his avant-garde letters became iconic on the streets of Paris. Razia NovatWho signed his works under a pseudonym miss. ticis one of the Street art pioneers in France.

She died on May 22, 2022, leaving a fragile legacy that the Paris Municipal Council was quick to honor. Elected officials agreed Paris CouncilWednesday, July 6, 2022 Idea Study Give a Parisian street or square the name of Ms. tic In consultation with the artist’s family. It remains to be seen where this will be feminine.

From Ménilmontant to Butte-aux-Cailles

Several neighborhoods claim the privilege of hosting the nameplate of this woman who became a figure in the capital’s modern history.

“Miss Tic is first and foremost a hidden signature that appeared on the walls of Paris in the eighties. In 1985, the legend was launched on the walls of the Ménilmontant, Montmartre and Butte aux Cailles” Rafael PrimateParis Counsellor.

An ephemeral rebel avant-garde pioneer?

An avant-garde, feminist, sprays her work with messages calling for women’s liberation or outlining their social struggles. Among the most famous, we reserve “A man is a wolf to a man and a coward to a woman”, “The abuse of pleasure is excellent for health”, “Being a liberated woman, you know that it is not so easy” …

miss. Tech remembers the public space as a place of direct expression. Melody TonoliParis Counsellor. A rebellious figure, tried until 1997 for her marks, and even sentenced to pay 22,000 francs to a landlord in the Marais, before reaching an agreement with the Paris city council.

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Miss.tic Orly (© David LEDUC – News Val-de-Marne)

The Paris Council also decided to study the question of counting the works of Miss. Tic in the capital, in order to update the document available to the general public. But Lawrence Patrice, deputy mayor, recalled the temporary nature of a street artist’s work: “Businesses evolve over time, flourish and fade before disappearing. Any cartography is in danger of becoming obsolete quickly in the fairly long run. It was not decided to protect existing works.”

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