Miss.Tic, whose provocative illustrations began cropping up in the Montmartre neighbourhood of Paris in the mid-80s and made her a pioneer of French street art, died on Sunday aged 66, her family said.
Radhia Novat grew up in the narrow streets in the shadow of Sacre-Coeur basilica, the daughter of a Tunisian father and a mother from Normandy in western France, where she began stencilling sly and emancipatory slogans.
Her family said she died of an unspecified illness.
Miss.Tic's work often included sly wordplays -- almost always lost in translation -- and a heroine with flowing black hair, who resembled the artist herself, and the images became fixtures on walls across the capital.
"I had a background in street theatre, and I liked this idea of street art," Miss.Tic said in a 2011 interview. -- AFP