Niki de Saint Phalle, ‘"Cathedrale du mangeur d’enfant” / ”Petite Cathédrale”’, 1962, CFHILL
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"Cathedrale du mangeur d’enfant” / ”Petite Cathédrale”, 1962

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24 4/5 × 26 2/5 in
63 × 67 cm
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Västra Trädgårdsgatan, Malmskillnadsgatan
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CFHILL
Västra Trädgårdsgatan, Malmskillnadsgatan

Niki de Saint Phalle constructed altars and cathedrals out of cruci xes, guns, rats, knives and …

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Signed Niki de Saint Phalle and dated 1962 verso.
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.

Niki de Saint Phalle, ‘"Cathedrale du mangeur d’enfant” / ”Petite Cathédrale”’, 1962, CFHILL
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About the work
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Västra Trädgårdsgatan, Malmskillnadsgatan

Niki de Saint Phalle constructed altars and cathedrals out of cruci xes, guns, rats, knives and Madonnas. She mixed these with other small plastic objects that had ooded the French market in the early 60s. She began to create these altars after producing her rst Tirs, or “Shooting Paintings,” in which she red a ri …

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Signature
Signed Niki de Saint Phalle and dated 1962 verso.
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.

"Cathedrale du mangeur d’enfant” / ”Petite Cathédrale”, 1962

Assemblage
24 4/5 × 26 2/5 in
63 × 67 cm
Sold
Location
Västra Trädgårdsgatan, Malmskillnadsgatan
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