Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle's "Nana" figures

The Stravinsky Fountain outside the Centre Pompidou in Paris
Stravinsky Fountain inspired by Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"

Mosaic and glass sculpture via Nohra Haime Gallery in NYC
Niki's dark side via Discipline and Anarchy
one of her "Shooting Paintings"


Born near Paris and raised in New York, Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 - 2002) is best known for her "Nanas," large figurative sculptures made of brightly painted polyester, fiberglass or mosaic symbolic of female empowerment--Big, bold, and colorful--What a courageous woman! To learn more, visit I am the Child of the Moon 11/2008


  1. I've always loved her work - her husband's sculpture is also kind of fun. There's a lovely book about them I read a long time ago. We happened upon some of her sculptures in Stockholm when we were there. - Nancy

  2. Hi Nancy,

    I thought you probably new her work. I especially love the fountains. They look quite fun. What a brave woman she must have been.