Niki de Saint Phalle, Serpents Chair $110,000>
Galerie Mitterrand

Legendary artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s prolific body of work is celebrated for its overt and covert references to female creativity and strength. She began making her series Fauteuils Serpents around 1980. This one is made of painted polyester in an edition 19 of 20.

De Saint Phalle (1930-2002) was an American artist who began her career as a painter. But her work quickly moved towards assemblages, reliefs, and sculpture. In 1961, she became a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes group. Her first retrospective was held at Le Centre Pompidou in 1980. Her works are included in prestigious museum collections like Le Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Tate London, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, MoMA New York, and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. The Niki Charitable Art Foundation was created by the artist and became officially active upon her death. It represents her personal collection of more than 1,000 sculptures and 5,000 graphic works of art.


DESIGNER

Niki de Saint Phalle

DATE

1980

MATERIALS

Painted Polyester

DIMENSIONS

102 x 79 x 70 cm

STYLE

Contemporary

HERITAGE

United States

$110,000

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