Fresh beetroot with Ultra Violet

Inspired by Ultra Violet’s statement in her 1988 memoir “Famous for 15 minutes: My years with Andy Warhol”, “To renew my lip colour during an evening I pull out of my gold mesh evening purse a gigantic fresh beet with the green leaves still dangling on their red stems. With a tiny gold knife I slice a morsel from the beet and rub it on my lips and cheeks in full view of the staring onlookers. The shade it imparts is neither red nor pink nor orange but an out-of-this-world rouge-violet. Try it sometime. I take the beet and the leaves home and eat them the next day” and a 1969 photograph French American artist and author 1935-2014