Niki de Saint Phalle - Exhibition catalogue

Niki de Saint Phalle - Exhibition catalogue

French language

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 to be discovered.
Born in France where she will spend a large part of her life but raised in the United States and choosing to ...
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25,3 × 29,8 × 3,1 cm
Artiste :
Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)
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Museum :
Grand Palais
Art movements :
20th century, Modern & Contemporary Art
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Relié Plein Papier sans jaquette
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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.