Niki de Saint Phalle by Bloum Cardenas Book Summary:
This gorgeous volume offers the most complete overview in print of the oeuvre of Niki de Saint Phalle, one of the most influential and popular artists of the postwar period. The French-American artist was educated according to the social codes of upper-class New York society, but boldly rejected the expectations of her family to instead choose a career in art. Moving to Paris in the 1960s, she befriended the Nouveau Réaliste artists Martial Raysse, Daniel Spoerri and Jean Tinguely, creating her famous Shooting Paintings, the Nanas (brightly chromatic biomorphic sculptures of female archetypes), as well as experimental films, decors and costumes for ballet productions and collaborations with Tinguely, Robert Rauschenberg and others. Saint Phalle was adept at using the media to consolidate her public image, and soon became an icon of the 1960s art scene, attaining a broad cultural profile that was furthered by her numerous public art projects, including the Tarot Garden in Tuscany and the Stravinsky Fountain in Paris. This superbly produced publication―which features a die-cut cover through which Saint Phalle peers, aiming her gun―presents her works in all media, along with ephemera and archival photographs documenting her rich career and life.Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) was born near Paris and moved to the US in 1933. During her teen years Saint Phalle was a fashion model and appeared on the cover of Life in 1949 and, three years later, on the cover of French Vogue. At 18 Saint Phalle eloped with author Harry Mathews and moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and later to Paris, where she exhibited at the Alexander Iolas Gallery. In 1971 Saint Phalle married Jean Tinguely, and throughout that decade created the public sculptures and parks for which she became celebrated. Saint Phalle died of emphysema in California in May 2002.
Niki de Saint Phalle by Christiane Weidemann Book Summary:
Whether you are an ardent follower of this fascinating artist, or just learning about her life and work, this lively volume offers an in-depth portrait of Niki de Saint Phalle's world, turbulent life and extraordinary art. Niki de Saint Phalle's biography reads like a bestselling novel: a difficult education, early fame as a fashion model, and family rebellion. Her earliest works, known as shooting paintings, were executed with a rifle and paint-filled bullets. She went on to explore women’s identities through papier-mâché figures. As her reputation grew, so did her works. Her larger than-life Nanas could be entered and viewed from within. She created sculpture parks in Israel, Italy, and California, among other places. This book introduces readers to Niki de Saint Phalle in chapters that include reproductions of her pieces, photographs from her life, and historical background that gives insight into her life and work. As lively as the life it reveals, this volume is a superb look into the world of an intriguing and courageous artist.
Niki de Saint Phalle Book Summary:
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. Niki de Saint Phalle was an eclectic artist whose entire oeuvre strives to communicate the message that art is not a linear course of growth and perfecting, but a continuous quest for sensations. She was an artist who poured mythology, creative energy, feminist ideology, personal anxieties, political demands, a call for freedom and a breaking of the mold into her work. This catalogue recreates the course of her development with attention to the chronology of the events from the Shooting Paintings, the expression of the great unrest of those years, and the Nanas, in which the artist attempts to recreate the realm of childhood, to the Tarot Garden in Garavicchio, in which Saint Phalle wed her artistic language to the language of architecture, and the Spiritual Path of her Californian Diary.
Niki de Saint-Phalle by DE SAINT-PHALLE - DESCARGUES Pierre (testo di) Book Summary:
Catalogo di mostra. Con 4 litografie originali a colori sciolte riproducenti i disegni preparatori delle sue famose Nanas (cm 21,4x16,5). 7 ill. in nero delle sculture. Nota biografica e una foto in nero dell'Artista. Testo in francese . 8vo pp. 22 Brossura (wrappers) Timbro di appartenenza (Owner's stamp) Molto Buono (Very Good) Prima esposizione delle "Nanas" avvenuta contemporaneamente a New York e a Parigi nel 1965.
Niki de Saint-Phalle (French Edition) by Dominique Osuch Book Summary:
De 1930 aux années 2000, voici la première biographie dessinée de Niki de Saint-Phalle, l’une des figures les plus marquantes de l’art du XXe siècle. Construit chronologiquement, le récit suit l’histoire et le parcours de l’artiste à travers un choix de séquences et d’événements signifiants, des années d’enfance de la petite Catherine Marie-Agnès de Saint-Phalle jusqu’à la consécration internationale en passant par ses premiers pas professionnels comme mannequin ou l’affirmation de sa vocation d’artiste, dans les années cinquante. Ici et là, c’est la petite voix intérieure incarnant à la fois son être secret et ses élans artistiques qui prend les rênes du récit, mettant en évidence la manière dont la démarche créatrice de Niki – un surnom qu’elle s’est choisi très tôt – se nourrit des événements de sa vie, à commencer par les traumatismes, les blessures et les démons qu’a connus cette femme à l’existence souvent tourmentée. Le récit est découpé en 22 chapitres, soit exactement le nombre des arcanes majeurs du tarot, cet art ancien au carrefour de l’ésotérisme et de la psychanalyse, qui est en soi un regard sur l’existence et dont Niki, toute sa vie durant, se sentira très proche (elle a conçu en Toscane un grand parc de sculptures intitulé Le Jardin des tarots).Un travail subtil et sensible publié à l’occasion de la grande rétrospective de Niki de Saint-Phalle présentée au Grand Palais à Paris, et qui permet à la talentueuse dessinatrice Sandrine Martin de signer son premier album chez Casterman.
Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tarot Garden by Jill Johnston Book Summary:
Inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s Parc Güell in Barcelona and the Mannerist park Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo, Niki de Saint Phalle, together with her partner Jean Tinguely, created her sculpture park in Garavicchio, in the southern-most part of Tuscany. In this vast garden, the 22 cards of the tarot’s Major Arcana are represented in the form of enormous sculptures, 12 to 15 meters high, made of painted polyester and reinforced concrete, covered with mirrors, mosacis, multicoloured ceramics and Murano glass. This enchanted world was, for her, the ultimate achievement of her oeuvre, its culmination. The volume consists of text written by Saint Phalle herself and explaining her thoughts and intentions as well as photos of all sculptures.
NIKI de Saint Phalle: The Garden of Secrets (NBM Comics Biographies) by Sandrine Martin Book Summary:
Niki de Saint Phalle knew art could save the world because art saved her. From madness, from violence. From herself. Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. She was one of the few women artists widely known for monumental sculpture.
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