Niki de Saint Phalle, ‘Fontaine Stravinsky’, 1983, Gilden's Art Gallery

This Silkscreen is hand signed by the artist at the lower right corner "Niki".
It is extensively annotated by Niki de Saint Phalle and dedicated both in ink and pencil all around the composition.
Many elements of the silkscreen are also hand painted by the artist in pastel and coloured pencil.
This is a unique edition that was created for the friends of the artists and the supporters of the project and each impression was painted differently and dedicated.

Provenance: a gift from the artists to Dr Yona Fischer the former chief curator of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Fischer became the first curator of Israeli and Modern Art at the Israel Museum (Jerusalem) when opened in 1965, a position he held for some 25 years. In 1991-1993, he was the Tel Aviv's Museum Chief Curator, and in 2004-2004 he served as Chief Curator and Art Consultant at the Ashdod Museum of Art.
Since 2003 he has been serving as the Art Director and Curator of Kupferman's House at kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta'ot.

Condition: Two folds which are consistent with the rest of the edition.

About Niki de Saint Phalle

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.

French, 1930-2002, Paris, France, based in San Diego, CA, United States