Niki de Saint Phalle - Exhibition catalogue - French

Niki de Saint Phalle - Exhibition catalogue - French

French language

Official catalogue of the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition, at the Grand Palais, Paris, from 17 September 2014 to 2 February 2015.

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) is one of the most popular artists of the mid-20th century but paradoxically the richness and complexity of her work remains ...
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Grand Palais
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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.