Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Niki De Saint Phalle

A group of artists is next on the list of artists featured in the WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution show in 2007, included in the show undoubtedly because of their work "She A Cathedral," or "Hon-en katedral" otherwise known as "Hon" for short.  They are Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely and Per Olof Ultvedt.

I don't know.  I'm sure a lot of people may find it shocking.  I may be one of them.  Here is a schematic of it and an installation view.

©Niki De Saint Phalle - Hon en Katedral

©Niki De Saint Phalle - Hon (schematic drawing)

Perhaps it's my Midwestern conservative upbringing and the fact that there's no head...
Overall though, I like Niki's work. She loved Gaudi, as do I and she did a lot of Gaudi-esk work. Here are more photos. I haven't the time today to write any more, but now you know who Niki de Saint Phalle is, if you never heard of her or her work before.  How fun is that?  More art history - I love it!

©Niki De Saint Phalle - Grotto
©Niki De Saint Phalle - Tarot Garden
©Niki De Saint Phalle - Serpent Tree

©Niki De Saint Phalle - Noah's Ark Sculpture Park

'Til tomorrow!


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