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Lot 2: NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE
Contemporary Art Evening
November 14, 2006
New York, NY, USA
PROPERTY FROM THE VANTHOURNOUT COLLECTION
ANA LENA EN GRÈCE
height: 106 in. 270 cm.
Executed in 1965-1967, this work is unique.
Acquired directly from the artist circa 1969
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Les Nanas au Pouvoir, August -- October 1967, cat. no. 4
Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Kunstverein, Niki de Saint Phalle: Werke 1962-1968, March -- April 1968
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Images, Models and Maquettes of Niki de Saint-Phalle, July - September 1976
Aalborg, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Niki de Saint-Phalle sculpteur, September -- October 1976, cat. no. 14, p. 6, illustrated
Knokke-le-Zoute, Casino Knokke, Niki de Saint-Phalle, June -- September 1985
Carla Schulz-Hoffman, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Munich, 1987, p. 94, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Bonn, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle, Niki de Saint-Phalle, 1992, cat. no. 6, p. 85, illustrated
"NIki de Saint Phalle is a priestess that can handle the contradictions of life in the form of death, who knows how to dominate despair and fear by making them emotionally acceptable, and gentle, even joyful and pleasurable, who knows how to attract the eye to make us discover poetry, fairy tales and children's stories while adding magic inspiration, constantly opposing and comparing it to the realities and brutality of society."
Pontus Hulten, Niki de Saint Phalle, Exh. Cat. Bonn, Kunst and Ausstellungshalle, 1992, p. 13)