Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

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Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Blue cat, tail erect, circa 1982 (the model created around 1967)
Painted fibreglass sculpture.
H. 94.5 cm - W. 101 cm - D. 64 cm
Small scratches, a few splinters of paint and light rubbing.
Bibliography:
- Collective under the direction of Camille Morineau, Niki de Saint Phalle 1930-2002, catalogue of exhibitions in Paris, Galeries nationales, Grand Palais, 17 September 2014 - 2 February 2015.
- Bilbao, Gugenheim Museum, 27 February - 7 June 2015, Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2015, a photograph of Shunk-Kender reproduced on double page pp. 310 and 311, showing the artist in his studio in 1967, surrounded by se Nanas, shows us a cat similar to ours in shape and decorated with a plain arabesque pattern on a white background.
Provenance:
Collection Colette Creuzevault.
A great friendship united Niki de Saint Phalle and Colette Creuzevault. The gallery owner devoted two monographic exhibitions to the artist, Niki de Saint Phalle from 14 October to 12 November 1982 and 5 vases by Niki de Saint Phalle from 3 to 31 December 1986 and presented her creations during collective hangings (OEuvre Unique in 1985, Sculptures
Dessins Reliefs in 1989) or presentations at outdoor events, such as the
Salons de Mars in the 1980s and 1990s.