Sale: 461 / Post War I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 869

 

869
Niki de Saint-Phalle
L'Ange Luminaire, Um 1993/ 1995.
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 56,250 / $ 65.249

(incl. 25% surcharge)
L'Ange Luminaire. Um 1993 / 1995.
Polyester, painted, with an insert clay vase with black glazing inside. Mounted on a triangular metal base.
With the artist's name, the number and the foundry mark 'R. Haligone Résine d' art' on a brass plate inside the cornucopia. From an edition of 50 copies. Height: 99.5 cm (39.1 in).

PROVENANCE: Galleria Sacchetti, Ascona, 1997.
Private collection Berlin.

The colorful and merry Nana world that Niki de Saint Phalle left behind is characteristic of the unorthodox style of an extrovert artist who has liberated herself from all constrains. The truth is that Saint Phalle used her sculptures to visualize her own fears regarding motherhood, sexualityand interpersonal communication. Especially the emphasis of particularly female parts of the body suggest that the artist acts as someone who tries to defeat own fears. She conjures up an image of women that had never been in line with her self conception, an image she approaches more like a cliché, coined by a male dominated culture and anchored in our consciousness. Saint Phalle‘s bouncy and yet grave femininity is creatural and anti-intellectuall. Only the sculptures‘ bold and gaudy colors reduce the emphasis on physicalness, in order to take it to a more general level of alienation. [SM]



869
Niki de Saint-Phalle
L'Ange Luminaire, Um 1993/ 1995.
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 56,250 / $ 65.249

(incl. 25% surcharge)