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STOP MUSE TRADING! Artists speak out.

19 Apr


Artists are rising up and speaking out against “unfair” Art World legislation. After the Muse Strikes last year, the Art Guild granted Muses union protection in order to avoid the exploitation of their services to artists. Since legislation passed, thousands of Muse Service Provider companies have emerged, stimulating Art World economy and reducing the number of Muse Abuse reports.

Although Muse abuse reports are at an all time low, artists and muses across the globe are claiming that Muse exploitation is in fact rising. Since the birth of the Muse industry, new requirements for Muse education program certificates have limited low income Muses in their job-search.

Lala Drona and Lans Thorne teaming up against the Art Guild.

Lala Drona and Lans Thorne teaming up against the Art Guild.

Muses with unconventional inspiration tactics have been pushed aside due to Muse Service Provider’s strict selection process and standardized health tests. Many young and inexperienced Muses are being forced to sell their services on the black market, a place where union support is obviously not granted. “If Muses want to report abuse to the authorities, they’ll be thrown in jail for participating in the black market,” states artist Lans Thorne. “This explains the decrease in Muse abuse reports.”

Strict regulations on Muse services have also negatively affected the artists. Due to mandatory full disclosure contracts, artists lack a level of privacy and trust required to create with their Muses. Strict time regulations impede the artistic process. Even if the Muse would like to prolong the meeting with his/her artist, he/she cannot due to a breach of contract.

As legal Muse service prices have sky-rocketed, low income artists have also been forced to search for their Muses on the black market. Artists like Fred Le Chevalier have begun to speak out against the system that exploits Muses for their services. “The muses aren’t paid as well as they should be under these service providers. All the money goes to the company and to [the Art Guild] in the form of fees and taxes.”

Lala Drona and Fred Le Chevalier teaming up against the Art Guild.

Lala Drona and Fred Le Chevalier teaming up against the Art Guild.

What seems to be troubling Lala and other artists the most is the increase in illegal Muse trading. “Yes, I torture and abuse my Muses, but I’ve never done anything against their will. The increase in Muse trading is a direct consequence to an overly regulated and ridged system that makes the rich richer.”

Lala has teamed up with other Parisian artists in the aim to change Art legislation. She was caught last week discussing tactics with Lans Thorne at his exhibition This Synthetic Life. In addition, Lala was spotted making peace with artist Fred Le Chevalier at his current exhibition in Paris. Are these artists teaming up in order to bring the Art Guild down? Does Lala really want to save the Muses, or is this a petty attempt at revenge against the Art Guild convicting her to Art Prison? Stay tuned as things start heating up in The Lala World.

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Angela Goodall, Journalist at A-Musing Magazine


Reporting on Lala Drona Exhibition 2014

29 Dec

The exhibition “FROM THE BED TO THE LAB” covered by journalist Karim Mouici.

On the outside looking in: Lala jail letter released

5 Sep

Jail letter released

Lala Drona was released from Paris Art Prison at 10am last Monday morning.  Since, the artist has refused to talk about her prison experience, in turn raising the interest of investigative journalists everywhere.

The PAP mailroom was infiltrated by an unknown masked perpetrator last Sunday and many of Lala Drona’s records were made public. Lala's mail The documents made public consist of an expedited mail list and a personal letter from Lala to Shutupi.  The records show that Lala wrote to Shutupi twenty-five days out of thirty in art prison. The letter exposes a relationship perhaps more intimate than previously assumed between the photographer and the artist.  It reads, “So I count.  I count the hours in every day.  I count every time you cross my mind and I count the days until we can start our projects again.”  Lala's letter to Shutupi

Lala also admits her true feelings about the Art Guild in this letter, perhaps plotting against the authority that put her away.  She writes, “…revenge is a dish best served cold.” Names on the mail list record also include Pancho Panoptes, Fred le Chevalier and Lans Thorne, strangely all of whom are existing members of the Art Guild.  If Lala is plotting against the Art Guild, why would she write to its members?  Perhaps their friendship transcends her deep seeded hostility towards the organization.  Or perhaps it is part of a grand scheme to bring down the institution.  Stay tuned to read about what happens next in the world of Lala Drona.


Lorenzo DaSilva, journalist at BOAF         


Lala steals the show, but Fred saves the day.

31 Mar

Not this time!Lala made a short and unwelcome appearance yesterday at the annual “Perve Grandma Convention” where she was accused of stealing an art piece by special guest,

Fred Le Chevalier. The “Perve Grandma Convention” takes place in Paris to celebrate not just female sexuality, but elderly female sexuality.  “Just because we’re older, doesn’t mean we’ve lost our desire,” says Adrienne Marceau one of the events core coordinators.

These senior citizens join together every year to share their patchwork and hand-knit sweaters in order to raise awareness about the oppression of senior women’s sexuality.

Many thought Lala arrived to support the movement, but quickly realized she was up to no good.  Many guests stated she was visiting artists’ booths asking for ideas or inspiration.  Witnesses later saw Lala approach Jeannette Durand, an elderly woman that had just bought her 12th Fred Le Chevalier piece.


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Lala violently ripped the art piece from Jeannette Durand’s hands and made a run for the door.   She almost made an escape, but fortunately, Fred Le Chevalier came to the victim’s rescue by stopping Lala in her tracks.  He repossessed the art piece and returned it to its rightful owner.  “He’s my knight in shining armor,” Jeannette stated after the incident.

Jeanette Durand after Fred le Chevalier returned her art piece.

Jeanette Durand after Fred le Chevalier returned her art piece.

Many guests wanted to call the police and threatened to have Lala thrown in jail once and for all in order to stop her crimes against muses and fellow artists.  However, Fred and Jeanette have both decided not to press charges and Lala roams free, continuing to skulk dark alleyways and hidden galleries, looking for inspiration in all the wrong places.

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Lala Drona Escapes Cops after Fred le Chevalier’s Opening

8 Oct

Lala EscapesA night of art mayhem has thrown the Lala Drona back into the limelight.  Our story begins when Lala is spotted at Fred Le Chevalier’s art opening in Paris.  The art opening was greatly anticipated and crowds of trendy, alternative art-types showed up to view these romantically dark and brilliant pieces concerning love, fear and death. Fred le Chevalier Witnesses say Lala came alone and seemed quite desperate to find someone to talk to.  Pauline Guersant, an art collector at the show remembers Lala at the party.  “She looked quite anxious.  Trying to talk to anyone about the art that would listen.  I think she ended up talking to DAKO because he has a kind ear.”  Another source states that it looked like Lala and DAKO actually seemed to have been getting along, toasting champagne and laughing.

Lala Drona with DAKO (left) and Fred le Chevalier (right).

Lala Drona with DAKO (left) and Fred le Chevalier (right).

Calling out EP13

Lala’s unfinished stencil next to EP13’s call-out to her.

However, Lala’s new friend DAKO (a prominent street artist emerging from Berlin) might have just become her greatest enemy.  After the art opening, the two street artists were seen leaving together.  Later that night, a disturbance was reported to the department 94 police.  Destruction of private property.  Apparently DAKO and Lala decided to send a message back to another street artist EP13, who had written Lala’s name on the same wall.

Lala and DAKO interrupted by cops before finishes piece.

Lala and DAKO interrupted by cops before finishes piece.

The police arrived before they could finish.  Although Lala escaped, DAKO was apprehended, but not without a fight.  Crowds watched as DAKO took down four French policemen before he was finally subdued when four additional officers arrived on site.  Although rumors suggest bad blood between the two street artists, according to Police Chief Nicolas Monteau that will not be a problem.  “This DAKO character will be deported as soon as I am able to finish the paperwork,” he quotes.

Fans will continue to keep an eye out for Lala during the next week as she continues to try to immerse herself into the alternative art culture of Paris whilst working on her own projects.  Be sure to check next week for another Lala update.

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Lily Garrison, Journalist at EZVoyage

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