Art Appreciation

I’ve just discovered Niki de Saint Phalle. Love her version of The Three Graces:

trois graces

Photo courtesy of Arts Observer.

More Niki de Saint Phalle goodness via Arts Observer here.

These sculptures were a temporary installation, placed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts as part of the the New York Avenue Sculpture project, which is “…the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists in Washington, D.C.”

Yay for public art!

But wait – there’s more. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Escondido is Niki de Saint Phalle’s only American sculpture garden. It’s been closed since last year for repairs, but it will be open this Saturday, 11 October 2014. Details here.

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2 Responses to “Art Appreciation”

  1. Pasadena Adjacent Says:

    Niki de Saint Phalle’s greatest park I believe is in Paris. I’ve not been to the Escondido Park – a park created at a time that Escondido was investing in the arts (the museum failed and we no longer no where Mr V’s wax portrait is that was part of their permanent collection). But I digress…

    I did see her sculpture in it’s naked state. In Lake Elsinore where the substructure was being fabricated. Dense foam layered with a thick covering of resin.

  2. Ann Erdman Says:

    I love these whimsical sculptures! There’s just something about dancing around barefoot on the grass without a care in the world.

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