Niki de Saint Phalle: My Art-My Dreams

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A beautiful and celebratory book on the works of Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), this expanded and updated edition 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 ...
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A beautiful and celebratory book on the works of Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), this expanded and updated edition 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, which also features new images and an extended biography.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783791339849
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/30/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Pierre Restany Restany, Pierre 6

All-Devouring Mothers - On Niki de Saint Phalle's Artistic Programme Carla Schulz-Hoffmann Schulz-Hoffmann, Carla 7

Niki Pontus Hulten Hulten, Pontus 18

Nanas Pierre Descargues Descargues, Pierre 22

"...renewing oneself from day to day" Daniel Spoerri Spoerri, Daniel 25

"... the greatest sculptor" Jean Tinguely Tinguely, Jean 26

Niki by Niki Niki de Saint Phalle Phalle, Niki de Saint 28

Catalogue

Early Paintings 32

Shooting Paintings 40

Narrative Assemblages 56

Nanas 71

Heads 87

Devouring Mothers 93

Skinnies 99

Small sculptures 104

Late Works 113

Fantastic Gardens 124

The Fantastic Paradise 124

The Bird's Dream 126

Golem 128

The Dragon 130

Stravinsky Fountain 132

Tarot Garden 138

The Sun God 150

The Cyclops 152

Noah's Ark 154

The Grotto 156

Queen Califia's Magical Circle 160

Biography 164

List of Plates 173

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