With her leather jacket and her sunglasses, her jet black hair, often covered with a beret, she did not go unnoticed. No more than his works: large frescoes colored in black and red depicting the silhouettes of women, accompanied by poetic legends in the form of aphorisms. The street-artist known under the pseudonym of Miss. Tic (her real name was Radhia Novat) passed away on Sunday May 22 at the age of 66.

After studying graphic art, she began working for theater designers and graphic design agencies, before becoming a street actress, in a theater company called “Zero Driving”.

“I lost count of the nights I spent at the station in the 1980s,” said the visual artist, who said she took her artist name from a character in Mickey’s Diary: a witch named Miss Tick who regularly tries to rob Uncle Scrooge. The Galerie Christophe, near the Champs-Élysées, represented her from 1987.

In 1997, shortly after being caught decorating a wall in the Marais, Miss. Tic was fined over 20,000 francs for vandalism. The episode encourages her to now systematically ask the permission of the owners of the houses that she will decorate with one of her drawings.

Very quickly claimed by the fashion world (Kenzo or Louis Vuitton), Miss. Tic will then multiply the experiences, even working for the world of cinema. This is how she designed the poster for The Girl Cut in Two, by Claude Chabrol, in 2007.

A subscriber to international contemporary art fairs (she exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2006), some of her works have since joined major museum institutions: the Municipal Fund for Contemporary Art in Paris (1989), the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2005), the Ingres Museum in Montauban (2009), the Mucem in Marseille (2013).