Niki de Saint Phalle. Paradis Retrouvé at Opera Gallery Paris
Niki de Saint Phalle (French-American, 1930) was part of the Nouveaux Réalistes group, which she joined in 1964 through her husband, artist Jean Tinguely.
She first received worldwide attention for angry, violent assemblages, which she had shot using firearms. These evolved into Nanas, light-hearted, whimsical, colorful, large-scale sculptures of animals, monsters, and female figures, first made of wool, yarn, paper-maché and wire scaffoldings and later made of polyester. These voluptuous female figures served to represent the ideal archetype for women in modern society, and can be seen in cities and museums all over the world.
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