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Details & Cataloguing

French Cancan by Natalie Seroussi

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Paris

Niki de Saint Phalle
1930-2002
COEUR N° 1 (HEART N° 1)
painted mixed media on wood
with panel: 91,5 x 122 x 24 cm; 36 x 48 x 9 1/2 in. ;
heart: 77 x 90 cm; 30 5/16 x 35 7/16 in.
Executed in Los Angeles during the summer of 1963.
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The work is registered with the Archives Niki de Saint Phalle under number 03-1963A-010 and is accompanied by a registration certificate issued by The Niki Charitable Foundation.

Provenance

Galerie Ziegler, Zurich
Private Collection
Sale: Artcurial Deauville, Tableaux anciens et modernes mobilier et objets d'art, 27 May, 2012, lot 100
Natalie Seroussi, Paris

Exhibited

Los Angeles, Dwan Gallery and Alexander Iolas Gallery, Niki de Saint Phalle, 5 - 31 January 1964
Esslingen, Villa Merkel, ZERO und Paris 1960. Und Heute, 19 OCtober - 14 December 1997; catalogue, pp. 184 & 207
Paris, Galerie Natalie Seroussi, La couleur seule dans tous ses états, 19 September - 30 October, 2014

Literature

Niki de Saint Phalle, Catalogue Raisonné 1949-2000, Volume I, Lausanne, 2001, p. 175, no. 372 (illustrated, dimensions are wrong)

Catalogue Note

In men's heart lies a desire for total destruction.
Destroying is asserting one's existence beyond repair.

Niki de Saint-Phalle

French Cancan by Natalie Seroussi

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Paris