Works by Niki de Saint Phalle on Exhibit at Bechtler Museum

CHARLOTTE, NC—Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) is well known for her large mosaic sculptures that are often exhibited as a group in public installations. She also worked on a smaller scale. Interesting examples of her more modest-sized sculptures are on exhibit at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art where select works from the museum’s collection are on display through Aug. 23.

The Bechtler owns a number of works by both de Saint Phalle and Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), whom she married in 1971. Last year, the museum hosted, “Niki de Saint Phalle: Creation of a New Mythology,” a solo show of her work from March 18 to Oct. 3, 2011.

View public installations by de Saint Phalle on Park Avenue in New York, near the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. as a part of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, and in front of the Bechtler.

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Two works by Niki de Saint Phalle: Above, “Untitled,” 1970; and Top of page, “Vive Moi (Long Live),” 1968 (both polyester fiberglass and acrylic paint).

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