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Niki de Saint Phalle

20140921181645-98874124_o Niki de Saint Phalle: Are her Nanas Too Sexy?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Niki de Saint Phalle at Grand Palais September 17th - February 2nd, 2015
Posted 9/21/14

It really is a crying shame that Niki de Saint Phalle wasn’t crooked of back, thick of brow, dull eyed with pustulant skin, lank hair, an uneven gait, and a voice that sounded like a hoarse crow hacking its lungs up. At a push I’d even settle for poor and dull witted, but she wasn’t; she was pretty and rich and aristocratic. Now, there is nothing wrong with this—she wasn’t the first and she won’t be the last artist to come from this milieu—but there is a... [more]

20130221203938-bontecou_untitled1962 The Stillness of Destruction   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Lee Bontecou, Alberto Burri, Niki de Saint Phalle, Gérard Deschamps, François Dufrêne, Jean Fautrier, Lucio Fontana, Adolf Frohner, Raymond Hains, Yves Klein, John Latham, Gustav Metzger, Manolo Millares, Otto Müehl, Saburo Murakami, Robert Rauschenberg, Salvatore Scarpitta, Shozo Shimamoto, Kazuo Shiraga, Antoni Tàpies, Chiyu Uemae, Jacques Villeglé, Wolf Vostell, Michio Yoshihara at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) February 16th, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013
Posted 2/21/13

This twenty-six artist-deep group show that just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an interesting re-examination of work by renowned artists such as Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg and Antoni Tàpies, among others. Re-framed and linked together based on the work’s general responsiveness to war, specifically World War II and the Cold War, all these square pegs are smartly made to fit in round holes despite their typical standing as loners, exceptions, outcasts and icon... [more]

20121118104156-o Guns & Cameras   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Sylvia Ballhause, Niki de Saint Phalle, Agnès Geoffray, Jean-François Lecourt, Christian Marclay, Steven Pippin, Émilie Pitoiset, Rudolf Steiner, Ria van Dijk, Patrick Zachmann at The Photographers' Gallery October 12th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Posted 11/18/12

Shoot! Existential Photography has at its origins a fairground game that rose to popularity in the post-First World War years. The Photographic Shooting Gallery encouraged participants to shoot a gun at a target with the aim of hitting the bullseye, but whereas usually they would win a prize, in this variant at the centre of the target activated a camera and took a photograph of the shooter, capturing the moment the shot fired. The reward was a photograph of yourself in a situation in which you wo... [more]

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