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From her latest collection LILO has created a collection drawing from the beginning of May 1968, where a period of civil unrest occurred in France, lasting some seven weeks and punctuated by demonstrations, general strikes, as well as the occupation of universities and factories. At the height of events, which have since become known as May 68, the economy of France came to a halt. The unrest began with a series of student occupation protests against capitalism, consumerism, American imperialism and traditional institutions. The student occupations and general strikes initiated across France were met with forceful confrontation by university administrators and police. The de Gaulle administration's attempts to quell those strikes by police action only inflamed the situation further, leading to street battles with the police in the Latin Quarter, Paris.
During the first lockdown LILO found herself locked in Avignon, France and the consumption of French culture allowed her to look at how history has shaped the way she was studying during the pandemic. Amongst an environment where nothing was permanent, the outlines for the collection were drawn, a year later LILO has finished the collection and released them. Affordability was one of the key ideas for this collection, with each piece being released in the standard Ebay auction systems. Auctions will run for 7 days and all pieces have been set so students are able to bid how much they would like to pay for the pieces. With that being said the quality of the paintings is now at a height that has not been seen before by her collectors and public. The development in this artist's practice is prominent and looks very promising for the emerging artist, LILO seems to be setting a new standard for herself with this collection.
The artist claims this is her first collection she is
“ACTUALLY PROUD OF, I DON'T KNOW, MAN, YOU KNOW WHEN YOU JUST FEEL THAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING? YOU CAN REALLY FEEL THE CHANGE”
& with that being said, CARPE DIEM.
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