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Niki de Saint-Phalle
LE POÈTE ET SA MUSE
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 399,000 USD
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5
Niki de Saint-Phalle
LE POÈTE ET SA MUSE
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 399,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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Niki de Saint-Phalle
1930 - 2002
LE POÈTE ET SA MUSE
acrylic on polyester resin
94 x 56 x 22 in.; 238.8 x 142.2 x 55.9 cm
Executed in 1973. 
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Provenance

Collection Nellens, Knokke-le-Zoute
Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1996, Lot 41
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Marsha and Robin Williams often gave each other gifts in the form of art, and Niki de Saint-Phalle’s exquisite La Poete at sa Muse is one of those beloved gifts that Robin gave to his wife. Marsha notes that is was one of Robin’s favorite works in their collection. Upon learning that the Williams had acquired one of her works, Niki de Saint-Phalle, who was staying nearby the Williams Family home at the time, wrote a whimsically decorated letter to Robin and left it in the mailbox. Feeling they were kindred spirits, de Saint-Phalle addressed the letter, For Robin Williams, from a fan -- Nikki “phsycodelic brain”. 

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York