Niki de Saint Phalle, an architect's dream

Niki de Saint Phalle, an architect's dream

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Niki de Saint Phalle, Grand Palais, Paris from September 17, 2014 to February 2, 2015.

This portrait of Niki de Saint Phalle, the beautiful rebel, revolves around the artist's little known "architect's dream", which underpins all of her works.

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Characteristics

Language 1 :
English
Multimedia setting :
NTSC
Sourds et Malentendants :
No
Museum :
Grand Palais
EAN :
3660485998642
Reference :
AV600133

Editor

Distributeur :
FRANCE TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION
Author :
Louise Faure et Anne Julien
Director :
L. Faure et A. Julien

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The artist

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Niki de Saint Phalle is a multifaceted artist : painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, she first started her career as a model and actress. As a self-taught artist, she has been able to enrich her knowledge through exchanges with renowned figures. Niki de Saint Phalle finds her inspiration in different artistic trends such as raw art or outsider art. In the early 1960s, she joined the circle of the New Realists, of which Gérard Deschamps, César, Mimmo Rotella, Christo and Yves Klein are members. In 1961, she became known to the general public thanks to Les Tirs, a set of performance paintings "with a rifle" that fascinates with her innovative and original technique. Its success has only increased thanks to the Nanas, sculptures representing bustling and colourful women from all over the world. The Igor Stravinsky Fountain, located in front of the Beaubourg Museum in Paris, and the Tarot Garden in Capalbio, Tuscany, are among his most popular works.