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Introduction

Paulina Peavy (b. 1901 Colorado Springs, Colorado; d. 1999, Bethesda, Maryland) was a formally trained artist who gave up control of her brush to an alien entity, named Lacamo, after attending a séance in 1932. Peavy came to believe that people became spirits, or UFOs, and inhabited the universe as invisible atoms or electronic beams that could take on various forms when they reached Earth. Lacamo became her mentor and co-painter, guiding Peavy in the illustrations that explain and define her personal ontology and the meaning of life. The artist’s oeuvre consists of works on paper, paintings, films, texts, and numerous masks that she used to better channel Lacamo’s energy.

Peavy’s most famous work was a mural entitled Eternal Supper painted in 1939 for the Golden Gate International Exposition; it was subsequently painted over by the artist though prints still exist. During her lifetime, her work was displayed at the San Diego Museum, Stanford University Gallery, Carnegie Hall, and Argent Gallery, New York, among other venues. Most recently, her work has been featured at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, and at the Dallas Art Fair, gaining recognition as one of ten artists to collect out of a selection of over 90 galleries.

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