The University of Iowa University of Iowa

Messages poncho/dress, 1971

Paint and collage on fabric

Performance “dress” for Messages, 1971

Paint and collage on fabric

Lil Picard Collection, University of Iowa Museum of Art   661.1999

The Messages series of performances featured Picard wearing one of her “dresses” or “ponchos.”  The dress included in the exhibition is practically embedded with cut and torn pages from newspapers and magazines. Among Picard’s Messages performances were Working in Bed, 1971 and 1972, and Personal Realism, 1971, which took place at New York University.