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"Cara Camilla", dedicated and inscribed to Camilla and Earl McGrath, 1989

Mixed Media Collage on Paper (Inscribed, dedicated and signed) - Framed with postmarked envelope from the artist verso
12 × 17 × 1 in
30.5 × 43.2 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery
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This unique mixed media collage was a gift of love from the artist Niki de Saint Phalle to Camilla …

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This unique mixed media collage was a gift of love from the artist Niki de Saint Phalle to Camilla McGrath (nee Countess Camilla Pecci-Blunt), wife of art dealer, entertainment executive and impresario Earl McGrath. The work is inscribed 'Cara Camilla je t'embrasse très très fort. greetings to Earl. love …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed "Love Niki", dated June 20, 1989, with a dateline Roma in watercolor on the recto (front)
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 female figures. Early in her career, she became known for the abstract paintings she made by placing paint-filled bags above canvases and shooting them—a form of protest against patriarchy and rigidity. Through her “nanas”, a series of life-size papier maché dolls of the proverbial “everywoman”—including brides and mothers giving birth—de Saint-Phalle contemplated women’s societal roles. Later, inspired by Antoni Gaudí´s Parc Güell in Barcelona, she set out to create something equally impressive but made by a woman; the result was Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (The Tarot Garden), a garden filled with colorful sculptures based on Tarot card symbols, which she created over 20 years on land she acquired in Tuscany.

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About the work
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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This unique mixed media collage was a gift of love from the artist Niki de Saint Phalle to Camilla …

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This unique mixed media collage was a gift of love from the artist Niki de Saint Phalle to Camilla McGrath (nee Countess Camilla Pecci-Blunt), wife of art dealer, entertainment executive and impresario Earl McGrath. The work is inscribed 'Cara Camilla je t'embrasse très très fort. greetings to Earl. love …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed "Love Niki", dated June 20, 1989, with a dateline Roma in watercolor on the recto (front)
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 female figures. Early in her career, she became known for the abstract paintings she made by placing paint-filled bags above canvases and shooting them—a form of protest against patriarchy and rigidity. Through her “nanas”, a series of life-size papier maché dolls of the proverbial “everywoman”—including brides and mothers giving birth—de Saint-Phalle contemplated women’s societal roles. Later, inspired by Antoni Gaudí´s Parc Güell in Barcelona, she set out to create something equally impressive but made by a woman; the result was Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (The Tarot Garden), a garden filled with colorful sculptures based on Tarot card symbols, which she created over 20 years on land she acquired in Tuscany.

"Cara Camilla", dedicated and inscribed to Camilla and Earl McGrath, 1989

Mixed Media Collage on Paper (Inscribed, dedicated and signed) - Framed with postmarked envelope from the artist verso
12 × 17 × 1 in
30.5 × 43.2 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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