The contribution of Structures for Life is its ability to move beyond Saint Phalle’s most acclaimed works.
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.
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.
No matter if your childhood playground had a rusted metal slide that was scorching hot in summer or a sleek and safe structure of soft plastic climbing walls and swings, it’s likely that you created your own narrative of play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Radio Waves: New York “Nouveau Réalisme” and Rauschenberg at Sperone Westwater is a long-overdue exhibition revolving around the enigmatic Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.
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.