What was the story behind Niki de Saint Phalle Nana?

The artist was inspired by a visit from the wife of the American artist Larry Rivers (1923–2002), Clarice Rivers, who was then pregnant with her first child. Initially the Nanas were made of paper maché and wool, with found objects attached.

Where did Niki de Saint Phalle work?

In 1963, Tinguely and Saint Phalle moved to an old house just outside Paris, where she began to work on architectural projects as well as her renowned shooting paintings.

What movement is Niki de Saint Phalle in?

Modern art
Nouveau réalisme
Niki de Saint Phalle/Periods

Who influenced Niki de Saint Phalle?

He asked me if I’d like to become a model and I said yes.” She was heavily encouraged by painter, Hugh Weis, and would go on to pose for some of the biggest magazines in fashion. Until the age of 25, Saint Phalle braced the covers of Vogue, Elle and Life, eventually abandoning modeling to focus on her artistic career.

Where did Niki de Saint Phalle go to school?

Catholic Church
Brearley School
Niki de Saint Phalle/Education

How much is Nana by Niki de Saint Phalle worth?

Exécuté en 1965. In December 2007 Sothebys in Paris held the auction Contemporary Art Sale, which included the work Nana by Niki de Saint Phalle. The price achieved of EUR 480,250 was within expectations – the estimate range had previously been given by the auction house as EUR 400,000 – 600,000.

Who is Niki de St Phalle?

Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker.

What are the Nana statues of Saint Phalle?

But now, de Saint Phalle turned her attention to another form and her statues were voluptuous depictions of women in all manner of positions. Made of paier mache, the Nana statues, explored the female role in society.

What is Diedie Schenkung Niki de Saint Phalle?

Die Schenkung Niki de Saint Phalle (“Celebration: The Donation of Niki de Saint Phalle”), Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany Many of Saint Phalle’s sculptures are large and are exhibited in public places.