Niki de Saint Phalle

French, 1930–2002

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An enfant terrible ever trying to escape the bourgeois existence into which she was born, Niki de Saint-Phalle taught herself painting and rose to artistic prominence through her colorful monumental outdoor sculptures of extravagantly voluptuous …

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$1.1m, Sotheby's, 2006
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Eros, 1972
Sold on Jul 7, 2021
£10,625
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acrylic on plaster
16.0 x 15.5 x 6.0 cm
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£10,625
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Jul 7, 2021
Christie's
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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE (1930-2002) signed, titled, dedicated and dated 'For Peter from Niki EROS 72' (on the underside) acrylic on plaster 61⁄8 x 61⁄4 x 23⁄8in. (15.5 x 16 x 6cm.) Executed in 1972 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Eros, 1972
acrylic on plaster
Jul 7, 2021
Christie's
£10,625
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16.0 x 15.5 x 6.0 cm
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Jul 7, 2021
Christie's
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£10,625
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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE (1930-2002) signed, titled, dedicated and dated 'For Peter from Niki EROS 72' (on the underside) acrylic on plaster 61⁄8 x 61⁄4 x 23⁄8in. (15.5 x 16 x 6cm.) Executed in 1972 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
L'oiseau amoureux (vase), 1930
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
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painted resin
19.05 x 40.64 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
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signé, numéroté 108/150 et porte le cachet de l'éditeur Haligon résine peinte 61,5 x 47,5 x 19 cm ; 24 3/16 x 18 11/16 x 7½in. Exécutée en 1990-1992, cette oeuvre est le numéro 108 d'une édition en 150 exemplaires.
L'oiseau amoureux (vase), 1930
painted resin
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
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19.05 x 40.64 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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signé, numéroté 108/150 et porte le cachet de l'éditeur Haligon résine peinte 61,5 x 47,5 x 19 cm ; 24 3/16 x 18 11/16 x 7½in. Exécutée en 1990-1992, cette oeuvre est le numéro 108 d'une édition en 150 exemplaires.
California Nana Vase, 2000
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painted polyester resin
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Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
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signé et daté 2000, numéroté 147/150 et porte le cachet de l'éditeur Haligon sous la base résine de polyester peinte 37 x 14,5 cm ; 14 9/16 x 5 11/16 in. Exécutée en 2000, cette oeuvre est le numéro 147 d'une édition en 150 exemplaires.
California Nana Vase, 2000
painted polyester resin
Jun 29, 2021
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signé et daté 2000, numéroté 147/150 et porte le cachet de l'éditeur Haligon sous la base résine de polyester peinte 37 x 14,5 cm ; 14 9/16 x 5 11/16 in. Exécutée en 2000, cette oeuvre est le numéro 147 d'une édition en 150 exemplaires.
SNAKE ARMCHAIR, 1978
Sold on Jun 28, 2021
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Painted polyester
112.0 x 143.0 x 57.0 cm
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Jun 28, 2021
Artcurial
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Painted polyester Signature stamp below "Niki" N ° EA 1/3 Edition of 20 copies + 3 AP Edited by Robert Haligon h: 143 w: 112 d: 57 cm
SNAKE ARMCHAIR, 1978
Painted polyester
Jun 28, 2021
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112.0 x 143.0 x 57.0 cm
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Jun 28, 2021
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Painted polyester Signature stamp below "Niki" N ° EA 1/3 Edition of 20 copies + 3 AP Edited by Robert Haligon h: 143 w: 112 d: 57 cm
Trees and Snakes, 1980
Sold on Jun 24, 2021
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pastel, crayon, ink on paper
23.0 x 32.0 cm
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Jun 24, 2021
Dorotheum
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signed Niki de Saint Phalle, with a dedication to Siegfried Salzmann, pastel, crayon, ink on paper, 32 x 23 cm, framed Siegfried Salzmann was director of the Kunsthalle Bremen from 1985-1993. In 1980 he organized a retrospective for Niki de Saint Phalle in the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Trees and Snakes, 1980
pastel, crayon, ink on paper
Jun 24, 2021
Dorotheum
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23.0 x 32.0 cm
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Jun 24, 2021
Dorotheum
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signed Niki de Saint Phalle, with a dedication to Siegfried Salzmann, pastel, crayon, ink on paper, 32 x 23 cm, framed Siegfried Salzmann was director of the Kunsthalle Bremen from 1985-1993. In 1980 he organized a retrospective for Niki de Saint Phalle in the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Sans titre
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
€35,000
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painted plaster
20.0 x 20.0 x 11.0 cm
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€35,000
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Jun 16, 2021
Christie's
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Niki de Saint Phalle (Neuilly-sur-Seine 1930-2002 La Jolla) signé 'Niki de Saint Phalle' (au-dessous) plâtre peint 20 x 20 x 11 cm. Cette oeuvre est unique. signed 'Niki de Saint Phalle' (on the underside) painted plaster 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 3/8 in. This work is unique.
Sans titre
painted plaster
Jun 16, 2021
Christie's
€35,000
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20.0 x 20.0 x 11.0 cm
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Jun 16, 2021
Christie's
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€35,000
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Niki de Saint Phalle (Neuilly-sur-Seine 1930-2002 La Jolla) signé 'Niki de Saint Phalle' (au-dessous) plâtre peint 20 x 20 x 11 cm. Cette oeuvre est unique. signed 'Niki de Saint Phalle' (on the underside) painted plaster 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 3/8 in. This work is unique.
Déesse de la lumière (avec Nana)
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
€67,500
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acrylic on polyester resin, a conductor and metal
89.0 x 168.0 x 34.0 cm
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€67,500
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Jun 16, 2021
Christie's
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Niki de Saint Phalle (Neuilly-sur-Seine 1930-2002 La Jolla) signé et numéroté 'niki 1/8' (sur la base) acrylique sur résine polyester, plume, ampoule, système éléctrique et métal 168 x 89 x 34 cm. Exécutée en 1980-1981, cette oeuvre porte le numéro un d'une édition de huit exemplaires et quatre épreuves d'artiste. signed and numbered 'niki 1/8' (on the base) acrylic on polyester resin, feather, lampbulbs, a conductor and metal 66 1/8 x 35 x 13 3/8 in. Executed in 1980-1981 in an edition of eight and four artists proofs
Déesse de la lumière (avec Nana)
acrylic on polyester resin, a conductor and metal
Jun 16, 2021
Christie's
€67,500
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Sculpture
89.0 x 168.0 x 34.0 cm
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Jun 16, 2021
Christie's
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€67,500
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Niki de Saint Phalle (Neuilly-sur-Seine 1930-2002 La Jolla) signé et numéroté 'niki 1/8' (sur la base) acrylique sur résine polyester, plume, ampoule, système éléctrique et métal 168 x 89 x 34 cm. Exécutée en 1980-1981, cette oeuvre porte le numéro un d'une édition de huit exemplaires et quatre épreuves d'artiste. signed and numbered 'niki 1/8' (on the base) acrylic on polyester resin, feather, lampbulbs, a conductor and metal 66 1/8 x 35 x 13 3/8 in. Executed in 1980-1981 in an edition of eight and four artists proofs
Inflatable Nana, 1968
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$1,657
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Two inflatable screenprinted plastic multiples
41.9 x 45.7 cm
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$1,657
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1968 Two inflatable screenprinted plastic multiples, each signed in ballpoint pen and one also signed in green ballpoint pen, each manufactured by Marlo Plastics, New York. (2) each approx. 18 x 16 1/2in (45.7 x 41.9cm)
Inflatable Nana, 1968
Two inflatable screenprinted plastic multiples
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$1,657
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41.9 x 45.7 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$1,657
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1968 Two inflatable screenprinted plastic multiples, each signed in ballpoint pen and one also signed in green ballpoint pen, each manufactured by Marlo Plastics, New York. (2) each approx. 18 x 16 1/2in (45.7 x 41.9cm)
Totem, 2001
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$1,530
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Lithograph in colors with collage, on wove paper
47.0 x 61.6 cm
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$1,530
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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2001 Lithograph in colors with collage, on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 166/200 (there were also 50 artist's proofs), with full margins, framed. sheet 24 1/4 x 18 1/2in (61.6 x 47cm)
Totem, 2001
Lithograph in colors with collage, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$1,530
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47.0 x 61.6 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$1,530
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2001 Lithograph in colors with collage, on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 166/200 (there were also 50 artist's proofs), with full margins, framed. sheet 24 1/4 x 18 1/2in (61.6 x 47cm)
Pouf Serpent Bleu, 1991
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€77,500
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painted polyester resin
89.0 x 178.0 x 81.0 cm
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€77,500
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
Description
Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) signé et numéroté 'Saint Phalle 19/20' (sur une plaque en métal en bas); et avec le cachet de l'éditeur 'HALIGON' (en bas) résine polyester peinte 178 x 89 x 81 cm. Réalisée en 1991, cette oeuvre porte le numéro dix-neuf d'une édition de vingt exemplaires et cinq épreuves d'artiste. signed and numbered 'Saint Phalle 19/20' (on a metallic plate at the bottom); and with the editor's mark 'HALIGON' (at the bottom) 70 1/8 x 35 x 31 7/8 in. painted polyester resin Executed in 1991, this work is number nineteen from an edition of twenty plus five artist's proofs.
Pouf Serpent Bleu, 1991
painted polyester resin
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
€77,500
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Sculpture
89.0 x 178.0 x 81.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€77,500
Description
Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) signé et numéroté 'Saint Phalle 19/20' (sur une plaque en métal en bas); et avec le cachet de l'éditeur 'HALIGON' (en bas) résine polyester peinte 178 x 89 x 81 cm. Réalisée en 1991, cette oeuvre porte le numéro dix-neuf d'une édition de vingt exemplaires et cinq épreuves d'artiste. signed and numbered 'Saint Phalle 19/20' (on a metallic plate at the bottom); and with the editor's mark 'HALIGON' (at the bottom) 70 1/8 x 35 x 31 7/8 in. painted polyester resin Executed in 1991, this work is number nineteen from an edition of twenty plus five artist's proofs.