Niki de Saint Phalle

(French, 1930–2002)

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Niki de Saint Phalle

Californian Nana, 2000

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Niki de Saint Phalle

Dancing Nana Vase, 1993

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Niki de Saint Phalle

Inflatable Doll, 1992

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Niki de Saint Phalle

The Couple, 2000

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Biography

Timeline

1930
Born Catherine Marie-Agnes Fal de Saint Phalle in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
1937
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
1952
Moved to Paris, France
1954
Met American painter Hugh Weiss who became a friend and mentor
1971
Married Jean Tinguely
2002
Died in San Diego, CA

Exhibitions

2012 - 2013
Niki de Saint Phalle – Eine Retrospektive – Skulpturen, Objekte und Arbeiten auf Papier, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany (solo)
2011
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)
2008
Niki de Saint Phalle, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (solo)
2007
Niki de Saint Phalle, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany (solo)
2006
Niki de Saint Phalle: a retrospective, The Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
2005
Niki de Saint Phalle: Grafik und Objekte, Galerie am Bom, Wetzlar, Germany (solo)
2004
Niki de Saint Phalle, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (solo)
2003
Niki de Saint Phalle, Ernst Museum Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (solo)

Public Collections

National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Stedeijk Museum Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Performances

1986
Realized project with Jean Tinguely, 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
1975
The Nanas Conquer the City, permanent installation of of three monumental nanas in the center of the town of Hanover, Germany
1970
Collaborated with Jean Tinguely in the realization of a monumental sculpture in Milly-the-Forest, France