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Niki de Saint Phalle, Opera Gallery

Niki de Saint Phalle: Garden of Joy

8 March - 6 April



Experience Niki de Saint Phalle’s imaginative world from 8 March to 6 April, 2024. 20 works created between 1970 and 2000 will be presented by Opera Gallery Hong Kong.

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 – 2002) was a self taught French-American artist who was born in France and grew up in New York. Saint Phalle lived and worked between France, Switzerland and the United States. The artist worked fluidly across a range of mediums: painting, sculpture, engraving, performance, writing and film. Her creations presented an assertive and unique point of view. She joined the Nouveaux Réalistes group in 1964 through her husband, Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.

Saint Phalle was originally propelled into the spotlight for her violent shooting performances, during which she used firearms to burst riots of colour from objects, transforming the action into assemblage paintings. She was later celebrated for her “Nanas”, whimsical figures made from unconventional materials depicting animals, monsters, and females. Her voluptuous sculptures, exhibited in cities and prestigious museums worldwide, are emblematic of a vibrant, idealised woman.


8 March
6 April
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