Niki de Saint Phalle

(French, 1930–2002)

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Niki de Saint Phalle

Couple with Vase, 2000

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Born Catherine Marie-Agnes Fal de Saint Phalle in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Moved with her family to New York, NY
1948 - 1950
Worked as fashion model for Vogue, Life, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and other French and American magazines
Moved to Paris, France
Met American painter Hugh Weiss who became a friend and mentor
Married Jean Tinguely
Died in San Diego, CA


2012 - 2013
Niki de Saint Phalle – Eine Retrospektive – Skulpturen, Objekte und Arbeiten auf Papier, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany (solo)
Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2009 - 2010
Retrospective, Museum of the Rome Foundation, Rome, Italy (solo)
2008 - 2009
Les boîtes à secrets de Niki, Musée en Herbe, Paris, France (solo)
Niki de Saint Phalle, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal (solo)
Niki de Saint Phalle, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (solo)
Niki de Saint Phalle, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany (solo)
Niki de Saint Phalle: a retrospective, The Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
Niki de Saint Phalle: Grafik und Objekte, Galerie am Bom, Wetzlar, Germany (solo)
Niki de Saint Phalle, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (solo)
Niki de Saint Phalle, Ernst Museum Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (solo)

Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Musée d'Art Contemporain (MAC), Marseille, France
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Franc
Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne (MNAM) / Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée des Arts Decoratif, Paris, France
Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Stedeijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de la Ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan


Realised project with Jean Tinguely la Fontaine Stravinsky, next to the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Installation of a monumental sculpture Sun God to the University of Calfornia, San Diego, CA
The Nanas Conquer the City, permanent installation of of three monumental nanas in the center of the town of Hanover, Germany
Collaborate with Jean Tinguely in the realization of a monumental sculpture in Milly-the-Forest, France