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Niki de Saint Phalle

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What Is Now Known Was Once Only Imagined: An (Auto)biography of Niki de Saint Phalle

SIGLIO
By Nicole Rudick.

Hbk, 7.75 x 10 in. / 268 pgs / 200 color. | 2/15/2022 | Awaiting stock
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Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life

MOMA PS1
Edited with text by Ruba Katrib. Text by Anne Dressen & Nick Mauss, Alex Kitnick, Lanka Tattersall.

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 232 pgs / 184 color / 62 bw. | 3/23/2021 | In stock
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I'm a Fighter: Images of Women by Niki de Saint Phalle

HATJE CANTZ
Text by Ulrich Krempel, Naja Rasmussen, Regina Selter, Karoline Sieg.

Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 120 color. | 4/25/2017 | In stock
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Niki de Saint Phalle

LA FáBRICA/GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO
Text by Bloum Cardenas, Camille Morineau, Catherine Francblin, et al.

Hbk, 10 x 11.75 in. / 368 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 6/23/2015 | In stock
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Niki De Saint Phalle

HATJE CANTZ
Artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle. Edited by Ulrich Krempel. Text by Ronald Clark, Pierre Lejeune.

Hardcover, 9 x 9 in. / 132 pgs / 80 color. | 6/2/2003 | Not available
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Niki De Saint Phalle

HATJE CANTZ
Artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle. Edited by Uta Grosenik. Text by Pontus Hulton.

Paperback, 9.75 x 11 in. / 312 pgs / 353 color / 137 bw. | 3/2/1996 | Not available
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What Is Now Known Was Once Only Imagined: An (Auto)biography of Niki de Saint PhalleWhat Is Now Known Was Once Only Imagined: An (Auto)biography of Niki de Saint Phalle

Published by Siglio.
By Nicole Rudick.

Known best for her exuberant, often large-scale sculptural works that celebrate the abundance and complexity of female desire, imagination and creativity, Niki de Saint Phalle viewed making art as a ritual, a performance—a process connecting life to art. This unconventional, illuminated biography, told in the first person in Saint Phalle's voice and her own hand, dilates large and small moments in Saint Phalle's life which she sometimes reveals with great candor, at other times carefully unwinding her secrets. Nicole Rudick, in a kind of collaboration with the artist, has assembled a gorgeous and detailed mosaic of Saint Phalle's visual and textual works from a trove of paintings, drawings, sketches and writings, many previously unpublished or long unavailable, that trace her mistakes and successes, her passions and her radical sense of joy. Saint Phalle's invocation—her "bringing to life"—writes Rudick, "is an apt summation of the overlap of Saint Phalle’s life and art: both a bringing into existence and a bringing to bear. These are visions from the frontiers of consciousness."

Born in France, Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) was raised in New York and began making art at age 23, pursuing a revelatory vision informed both by the monumental works of Antonin Gaudí and the Facteur Cheval, and by aspects of her own life. In addition to her Tirs (“shooting paintings”) and Nanas and her celebrated large-scale projects—including the Stravinsky Fountain at the Centre Pompidou, Golem in Jerusalem and the Tarot Garden in Tuscany—Saint Phalle produced writing and works on paper that delve into her own biography: childhood and her break with her family, marriage to Harry Mathews, motherhood, a long collaborative relationship with Jean Tinguely, numerous health crises and her late, productive years in Southern California. Saint Phalle has most recently been the subject of retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in 2015, and at MoMA P.S.1, in 2021.

Nicole Rudick is a critic and an editor. Her writing on art, literature and comics has been published in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Artforum and elsewhere. She was managing editor of the Paris Review for nearly a decade. She is the editor, most recently, of a new edition of Gary Panter’s legendary comic Jimbo: Adventures in Paradise (New York Review Comics, 2021).



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Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for LifeNiki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life

Published by MoMA PS1.
Edited with text by Ruba Katrib. Text by Anne Dressen & Nick Mauss, Alex Kitnick, Lanka Tattersall.

This volume brings newfound attention to Niki de Saint Phalle’s (1930-2002) work in architecture and public sculpture, and the commercial products such as perfume and jewelry that she produced to fund these ambitious projects.

Featuring a wide selection of images of her architectural works and rarely seen archival materials, this book places these projects within the context of her larger boundary-defying practice, drawing connections with politically charged works such as the films and books she made in response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

Charting Saint Phalle's many efforts to radically open her practice beyond the confines of the art world, it serves as a survey of her practice from the 1960s until the early 2000s. Edited and with an essay by exhibition curator Ruba Katrib, the publication features new scholarship by Anne Dressen and Nick Mauss, Alex Kitnick, and Lanka Tattersall.



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MoMA PS1

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Paperback, 6.75 x 9 in. / 232 pgs / 184 color / 62 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2021 p. 102   

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I'm a Fighter: Images of Women by Niki de Saint PhalleI'm a Fighter: Images of Women by Niki de Saint Phalle

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Ulrich Krempel, Naja Rasmussen, Regina Selter, Karoline Sieg.

Franco-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) became internationally famous in the 1960s for her larger-than-life, brightly colored Nana figures. But even before she created these iconic works, which express an alternative, utopian image of female identity, women had been the primary subject of her art. “I wanted the world outside to belong to me, as well, she said. At a very young age I got the message that men had the power, and I wanted it.”

Through paintings, assemblages, sculptures, lithographs and drawings, this catalog also takes a look at her lesser-known female figures that depict women tied to their various roles in society: the goddess, the bride, the fertility figure, the mother and the crone. The book also traces the development of de Saint Phalle’s fierce confrontation of the political conflicts of the day.

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Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 120 color.

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Niki de Saint PhalleNiki de Saint Phalle

Published by La Fábrica/Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Text by Bloum Cardenas, Camille Morineau, Catherine Francblin, et al.

This gorgeous volume offers the most complete overview in print of the oeuvre of Niki de Saint Phalle, one of the most influential and popular artists of the postwar period. The French-American artist was educated according to the social codes of upper-class New York society, but boldly rejected the expectations of her family to instead choose a career in art. Moving to Paris in the 1960s, she befriended the Nouveau Réaliste artists Martial Raysse, Daniel Spoerri and Jean Tinguely, creating her famous Shooting Paintings, the Nanas (brightly chromatic biomorphic sculptures of female archetypes), as well as experimental films, decors and costumes for ballet productions and collaborations with Tinguely, Robert Rauschenberg and others. Saint Phalle was adept at using the media to consolidate her public image, and soon became an icon of the 1960s art scene, attaining a broad cultural profile that was furthered by her numerous public art projects, including the Tarot Garden in Tuscany and the Stravinsky Fountain in Paris. This superbly produced publication—which features a die-cut cover through which Saint Phalle peers, aiming her gun—presents her works in all media, along with ephemera and archival photographs documenting her rich career and life.

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) was born near Paris and moved to the US in 1933. During her teen years Saint Phalle was a fashion model and appeared on the cover of Life in 1949 and, three years later, on the cover of French Vogue. At 18 Saint Phalle eloped with author Harry Mathews and moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and later to Paris, where she exhibited at the Alexander Iolas Gallery. In 1971 Saint Phalle married Jean Tinguely, and throughout that decade created the public sculptures and parks for which she became celebrated. Saint Phalle died of emphysema in California in May 2002.

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La Fábrica/Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Hardcover, 10 x 11.75 in. / 368 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 84   

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Niki De Saint PhalleNiki De Saint Phalle

La Grotte

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle. Edited by Ulrich Krempel. Text by Ronald Clark, Pierre Lejeune.

The Herrenhausen Gardens in Hanover are among the most beautiful parks in Germany. Their baroque section, the Grosser Garden, was begun in 1666 and constitutes one of the most important baroque grounds in Europe. The northwestern part of this floral treasure houses a Grotto, built in 1676, comprised of three rooms, originally decorated with mussels, crystals, glass and minerals, which served as a place of enchantment and as a cool retreat on hot days. Sadly, the Grotto's decorations were removed as early as the eighteenth century, and the building became nothing but a storeroom. Restored for Expo 2000, the inside of the grotto was newly designed according to plans by Niki de Saint Phalle, a project that turned out to be the last completed by the artist, who died in the spring of 2002. The Grotto's octagonal middle room and two other rooms were splendidly decorated with mosaics made from colored glass and mirrors, and with pebbles and numerous painted sculptures made of fiberglass. The spiral-shaped arrangement of ornaments around the column in the entrance hall is meant to symbolize spirituality, the mirrored western room signifies day and life, and the blue eastern room represents night and the cosmos.

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Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 9 x 9 in. / 132 pgs / 80 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2003

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STATUS: Out of print | 5/18/2011

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Niki De Saint Phalle: The Tarot GardenNiki De Saint Phalle: The Tarot Garden

Published by Charta.
Artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle. Contributions by Mario Botta, Enrico Crispolti. Text by Pierre Restany.

This book details the construction and presents all the elements of Niki de Saint Phalle's seminal public sculpture, "The Tarot Garden". Located in Italy, this truly dazzling creation was a labor of love for the artist over an extended number of years. The symbolic, nature of each of the work's sculptures is presented thoroughly. The substantial essays included in the book consider the multifaceted nature of Niki de Saint Phalle's creation.

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Charta

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Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs / 48 color / 40 bw

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Catalog: FALL 1998

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Niki De Saint PhalleNiki De Saint Phalle

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle. Edited by Uta Grosenik. Text by Pontus Hulton.

This first monograph on Niki de Saint Phalle, one of the leading figures of postwar European art, is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Originally published to coincide with a major traveling exhibition of her work, it is illustrated with almost 500 images, and constitutes a thorough survey of her work. Reproductions of her most important paintings and sculptures from the years 1953 to 1992 are complemented by a photographic essay tracing her life and travels.

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Hatje Cantz

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Paperback, 9.75 x 11 in. / 312 pgs / 353 color / 137 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 1996

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