Niki de Saint Phalle: My Art - My Dreamsby Carla Schulz-Hoffman, Pierre Restany, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Pierre Descargues
When Niki de Saint Phalle died, the world lost not only an artist of enormous passion, but also a remarkably creative woman whose work and life were inextricably linked.
A beautiful and celebratory book on the works of Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), this project is made distinctly personal by the artist�s own handwritten comments and whimsical sketches.
When Niki de Saint Phalle died, the world lost not only an artist of enormous passion, but also a remarkably creative woman whose work and life were inextricably linked. Throughout her forty-year career Saint Phalle explored female roles in society and myth, basing many of her disquieting and joyful depictions on personal experience.
The full range of Saint Phalle�s oeuvre is paid glorious tribute in this retrospective volume. Chronologically arranged, it takes readers from the visceral and controversial �shooting paintings� and her playfully voluptuous �nanas� to the impressive installations and wonderfully elaborate sculpture gardens such as the Tarot Garden in Tuscany, and the Sun God in San Diego and the Stravinsky Fountain in Paris. In addition to more than two hundred color and black and white photographs of Saint Phalle�s work, the artist�s own comments and sketches are interspersed throughout the book, providing an integral framework for understanding and appreciating her unusual talent.
- Prestel Publishing
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