The artist Ultra Violet’s work is in the collections of the Museum Pompidou in Paris, the Knokke-Heist Museum located in the Belgian municipality of Knokke-Heist, and in the private collection of Whitney Museum trustee, Beth deWoody.
Ultra Violet operates studios in both New York City and Nice, France. Her works are represented by her Parisian gallery, Galerie Heart, at Art Basel (CH).
Ultra Violet has worked with Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and other prominent artists. She is the author of the international bestselling memoir, Famous for Fifteen Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol, which has been published in seventeen languages. Famous, an opera based on Ultra’s life story, has recently been completed.
—Grace Glueck, The New York Times Book Review
Set in the dervish years of the Sixties and Seventies, Famous For 15 Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol is a confession memoir of Ultra Violet. The story recounts of Warhol, a shy, bald, myopic, gay albino from an ethnic Pittsburgh suburb and the "Girl in Andy's Soup," Isabelle Collin Dufresne, a.k.a. Ultra Violet, a convent educated heiress from France. Salvador Dali, her companion for five years, introduced her to Andy in 1963. The book won the Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt Award, and has been published in 14 languages.