Deborah De Robertis

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Deborah De Robertis (born (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 37)) is a performance artist and photographer from Luxembourg.[1] She studied at fr:École de recherche graphique and is currently living in Brussels.[citation needed]


On 12 February 1984, De Robertis was born in Luxembourg.[1]

In 2014, De Robertis first came to media attention when she exposed her genitals at the Musée d'Orsay in front of Gustave Courbet's painting L'Origine du monde.[2][3]

In 2016, De Robertis posed nude at the Musée d'Orsay in front of Édouard Manet's Olympia.[3][4]

In 2018, De Robertis organised a happening during a yellow vests movement demonstration in Paris. Along with 4 other women dressed as Marianne, the symbolic figure of the French Republic, covered with silver paint and bare-chested, she stood silently facing a riot squad.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b "Deborah De Robertis". International Film Festival Rotterdam. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  2. ^ Nelson, Sara C (11 June 2014). "Vaginas In Art Are OK But Not In Real Life, Finds Deborah De Robertis". Huffington Post UK. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  3. ^ a b "Naked artist detained after Musee d'Orsay 'performance' in Paris". ABC News (Australia). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  4. ^ "Naked artist Deborah de Robertis arrested for posing nude next to Manet's Olympia". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  5. ^ de Poulpiquet, Philippe (15 December 2018). "Gilets jaunes : des Marianne seins nus sur les Champs-Elysées" (in French). Le Parisien. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  6. ^ Vely, Yannick (15 December 2018). "La "Marianne" des gilets jaunes est l'artiste Deborah de Robertis" (in French). Paris Match. Retrieved 2018-12-17.


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