A new book on the artist features selections from Saint Phalle’s prints, doodles, letters, and diaries, arranged in roughly chronological order.
Niki de Saint Phalle
Niki de Saint Phalle’s Vibrant, Multidimensional Universe
The contribution of Structures for Life is its ability to move beyond Saint Phalle’s most acclaimed works.
Washing Down the Canon with Wine and Oysters at TEFAF New York
Amid all the works by familiar white male modernists on view at the plush and posh fair, there are many superb pieces by women and artists from Latin America.
Jean Tinguely’s Clanging, Banging Machine Sculptures
PARIS — The crepuscular imbroglio at work in Jean Tinguely’s historic machine sculptures, currently on view at Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois, is very much of the present moment.
The Forgotten Artistic Playgrounds of the 20th Century
The Playground Project explores an era of artistic play.
Falling for Niki de Saint Phalle
PARIS — I have never particularly admired French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s overly familiar and obvious Nanas (French slang for “broads”) — the gaudy, plump, joyous everywoman figures that made the artist’s case for female affirmation.
The Darkness Behind Niki de Saint Phalle’s Colorful Beauties
PARIS — Niki de Saint Phalle was half French, half American, and bilingual, but who was she? Certainly not merely the sculptor who made those fat girls, the Nanas, though they remain her most famous works.
Discovering Niki de Saint Phalle’s Eerie Early Work
MIAMI BEACH — Among the many compelling booths in Art Basel Miami Beach’s new art historical sector “Survey” is a selection of early assemblage works and “shooting paintings” by Niki de Saint Phalle that are gloomy, gooey, violent, and unrecognizable from the colorful whimsy for which she later became known.
College Student Thwarted by Vagina (Sculpture)
As you may have seen on the internet today, an American exchange student “just wanted to take a funny picture” and ended up stuck inside artist Fernando de la Jara’s “Chacán-Pi” (Making Love) sculpture, located on the grounds of the Institute of Microbiology at Tübingen University in Germany.
Next Stop, Reality: A Sixties Radicalism Revisited
Radio Waves: New York “Nouveau Réalisme” and Rauschenberg at Sperone Westwater is a long-overdue exhibition revolving around the enigmatic Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.
The Tombs of Artists: A Last Statement From the Grave
As a last final statement, artists’ tombstones don’t disappoint. From the wildly eccentric to those that incorporate their own creations, the graves of artists are a fascinating reflection of their work.