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NIKI DE SAINT-PHALLE | SWISS COW, BLUE (REMEMBERING)

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December 6, 07:25 PM GMT

Estimate

25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

NIKI DE SAINT-PHALLE

1930 - 2002

SWISS COW, BLUE (REMEMBERING)


fiberglass and painted polyester

24 by 38 by 4 in. (61 by 96.5 by 10.2 cm.)

Executed in 1998, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5, each one unique.


This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, issued by Tasende Gallery and signed by Niki de Saint Phalle.

Tasende Gallery, La Jolla

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Sylvio Acatos, Niki de Saint Phalle: Catalogue Raisonné: 1949-2000, Volume I, Lausanne 2001, no. 669, p. 305, illustrated in color

“Although she was raised under various influences and shaped by many circumstances, Niki is above all herself, namely a surprising and explosive mixture - the product of various forces which were never so much inheirited as refashiones; the product also of various tensions which never so much ruled her as fed her creativity. To paraphrase the Maréchal of France who was snubbed by the Restoration nobles, Niki ‘has no ancestor, she IS an ancestor’, in the sense that she inheirited from no one her ability to make herself, but will leave a fabulous inheiritance to others.”


(Michael of Greece, “To Create, To Give”, Niki de Saint Phalle: Monograph, Lausanne 2001, p. 465)