Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as Ultra Violet, has passed away at the age of 78. Once a muse for the likes of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, Ultra Violet appeared in several of Warhol’s films. During her later years, Andy Warhol’s Superstar was living as an artist in her own right. This past Spring, The Dillon Gallery in New York City displayed ‘Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated’ – a display of paintings, prints, sculptures, neon, found objects and photographs of her beside some of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Ultra Violet held a prominent place within the art community as well as in history as one of Warhol’s coveted Superstars.
Ultra Violet was featured in “Then & Now,” a 16-minute documentary short that was directed by The Untitled Magazine‘s editor-in-chief Indira Cesarine in 2010 for The Untitled Magazine. Watch below:
ULTRA VIOLET THEN & NOW
Directed by INDIRA CESARINE, Featuring ULTRA VIOLET, Interview by GARY V. KRIMERSHMOYS, Edited by JOHN PAUL ZUVIATE.-
In this 16 minute Documentary short, Ultra Violet, Then and Now, the iconic actress, artist and muse talks to The Untitled Magazine about her artistic inspirations, her recent work and her history as the muse to Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. A member of the Factory gang, Ultra Violet’s fame rose in the 60’s after numerous appearances in cult films by Andy Warhol as well as films such as Midnight Cowboy. After the death of Andy Warhol her book about her experiences at the Factory, “Famous for 15 Minutes, My Years With Andy Warhol”, became a best seller. She has worked as a contemporary artist with a highly spiritual inspiration. Ultra Violet was directed by Indira Cesarine, with the interview by Gary V. Krimershmoys and video edit by John Paul Zuviate and Elizabeth Jones. Assistant to the director: Jeffrey Gamble.