Niki de Saint Phalle 1930-2002
French artist Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal
de Saint Phalle, better known as Niki de Saint Phalle, became famous
for shooting at her art with darts or guns.
Equally famous are her
Nanas, colorful sculptures in female shape.
NIKI SHOOTING AT HER
She got herself dressed up a bit here because she was posing for a movie.
Niki was also writer and director of the 1976 French movie Un
rêve plus long que la nuit.
Before launching her career as an
artist, Niki was modeling for Vogue, Life, Harper's Bazaar,
Elle, and other French and American magazines.
What brought about the change of
direction? A nervous breakdown in 1953. Niki de Saint Phalle started painting while
recuperating and loved her output.
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE'S MILES DAVIS
IN FRONT OF NEGRESCO HOTEL, NICE
Click to enlarge