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Niki de Saint Phalle

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French designer who sculpted “The Golem,” “L’Ange Protecteur,” and additional large-scale, eccentric functions. Also well-known for The Tarot Backyard that took twenty years to full. She was a style model as a teenager, appearing for the Sept 26, 1949, cover of Existence magazine as well as the November 1952 cover of French Vogue. She briefly went to NY City’s Brearley College. She created some plaster and plastic material sculptures depicting ladies as wedding brides and moms. She married writer Harry Matthews. In 1951, the few had a girl called Laura. She developed a sculpture of Kilometers Davis that stands beyond a resort in Great, France.

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Date Of Birth October 29, 1930
Died May 21, 2002, San Diego, California, United States
Place Of Birth Nanterre, France
Profession Sculptor
Education Brearley School
Nationality French, Swiss
Spouse Jean Tinguely, Harry Mathews
Children Laura Duke Condominas, Philip Mathews
Parents Jeanne Jacqueline Harper, André-Marie Fal de Saint Phalle
Awards Praemium Imperiale
Movies Niki de Saint Phalle, Who Is the Monster ... You or Me?
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1When director Robert Bresson was considering a film about the legend of King Arthur in the 1950s, he saw Niki De Saint Phalle and immediately wanted her to play Queen Guinevere. The project fell through, but was revived more than 20 years later. While casting this later film, Lancelot of the Lake (1974), he discovered a young actress who perfectly matched his idea of what Guinevere should look like. It turned out to be Niki's daughter, Laura Duke Condominas.
2Mother of Laura Duke Condominas.
3She is known for what she called "target paintings," at which darts were thrown, and then for actual "shooting paintings" and sculptures.
4She created "Nanas", bulbous, maternal figures painted in bold colors and decorated with crisp, cartoon outlines.
5Franco-American artist internationally known for her colorful, monumental, cartoonlike sculptures and environments.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Niki de Saint Phalle1996Documentary commentaries
Un rêve plus long que la nuit1976
Daddy1973/Iwriter
Ich1968TV Movie

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Niki de Saint Phalle1996Documentary
Un rêve plus long que la nuit1976
Ich1968TV Movie

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un rêve plus long que la nuit1976
Daddy1973/I

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un rêve plus long que la nuit1976La Madame, la mère
Daddy1973/IDaughter, narrator

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meta-Mecano1997DocumentaryHerself
Niki de Saint Phalle1996Documentary
Der schönste Nebenfluss der Seine1984TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Samedi soir1974TV SeriesHerself

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