Sunday, July 22, 2012

Niki de Saint Phalle Sculptures on Park Avenue

Les Trois Graces, 1999
Miles Davis, 1999
Les Baigners, c. 1983
#23 Basketball Player, 1999 (Michael Jordan)
#19 Baseball Player, 1999
Grand Step Totem, 2001
The Nohra Haime Gallery presents a new site-specific installation of the signature sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle on Park Avenue from 52nd to 60th Streets. Ten sculptures made of polyester resin, with mosaics of ceramic, mirror, and stained glass tower above the crowds and traffic at as high as 16 feet tall and 13 feet wide. The internationally acclaimed artist’s sculptural nanas, totems, athletes, and jazz musicians are playful and dynamic, bringing new life to Park Avenue. This exhibition coincides with the ten year commemoration of Niki de Saint Phalle’s passing, celebrating the life and achievements of a monumental artist. Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle (29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French sculptor, painter, and film maker. The sculpture exhibition continues through November 15, 2012.

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