Niki de Saint Phalle

Mini Nana Acrobate, circa 1967

Painted resin, Unique
Sphinx, 1975

Polyester, 3/10 + 2EA
Sans titre (Rve d'une jeune fille), c. 1970

Lithography on vellum paper, Edition de 300
Dear Diary, Christmas Tree, 1994

Lithograph, 22/100
Nana Machine (socle de Jean Tinguely), 1976

Painted polyester, iron base with electric motor, 90/100

b. Neuilly Sur Seine, France, 29 October 1930 – d. San Diego, CA, USA, 21 May 2002

 

Niki de Saint Phalle is a Franco-American artist who began her career as a painter in 1950. Her work quickly moved towards assemblages, reliefs, and sculpture. In 1961, she became a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes group. The Tirs [Shootings] from the early 1960s were quickly followed in 1965 by the sexy, curvaceous, feminine sculptures she called Nanas*. Then her art moved to exterior spaces with large, bright, colourful sculptures, some of which created in collaboration with Jean Tinguely: Le Cyclop in Milly-la-Forêt, La Fontaine Stravinsky next to the Pompidou Centre in Paris and her
masterpiece The Tarot Garden in Italy.


The first retrospective was dedicated to Niki de Saint Phalle’s work was held at the Pompidou Centre, Paris in 1980. Her works are included in some very prestigious museum collections: the Pompidou Centre, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Tate, London; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; the MoMA, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.


* French colloquial word meaning ’girl’ or ’woman’.



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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE - SHA TIN TOWN HALL, HONG KONG

INSTITUTION

05.05.2019 - 06.02.2019

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PIERRE-MARIE LEJEUNE & NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE - MAISON TRIOLET ARAGON - ST ARNOULT EN YVELINES, FRANCE

GROUP SHOW

02.02.2019 - 05.12.2019

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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE: LEGENDARY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND HER WONDERLAND - TODAY MUSEUM

INSTITUTION

11.23.2018 - 03.10.2019


Press

SCULPTURE NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE

ELLE SUPPLEMENT

SCULPTURE NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE

28.07.2017
DEUX EXPOS  NE PAS MANQUER

LE POINT SUPPLEMENT

DEUX EXPOS NE PAS MANQUER

13.07.2017
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE S'INSTALLE CET T  SAINT-TROPEZ

LE QUOTIDIEN DE L'ART

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE S'INSTALLE CET T SAINT-TROPEZ

04.07.2017

Publications

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE SAINT-TROPEZ 2017

Niki de Saint Phalle

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE SAINT-TROPEZ 2017

09/2017

Ouvrage publi l'occasion de l'exposition de Niki de Saint Phalle Saint-Tropez en 2017.

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