Sale: 358 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, Oct. 24. 2009 in Munich Lot 741

 
Niki de Saint Phalle - Les Baigneurs


741
Niki de Saint Phalle
Les Baigneurs, 1983.
Multiple
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 29,280 / $ 33.964

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Multiple. Painted polyester.
With the signature "Niki", the number XIV/XX and the edition entry "Plastique d'Art - R. Haligon". Artist's proof. 46 x 47 x 31 cm (18,1 x 18,5 x 12,2 in).
Published by R. Haligon.

We are grateful to the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee/California for their help in cataloguing this lot

PROVENANCE: Private collection South Germany.

“Les Baigneurs” is a group of sculpture notable for its playful lightness. It is the product of Niki de Saint Phalle’s changeover to an affirmative view of life, which is expressed in intense colors and bold contrasts. Her husband, the experimental artist Jean Tinguely, remarked on her brightly painted figures: “Niki’s polychromacy is the greatest impertinence there has ever been.” (quoted in: Barbara Hammann, in: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 1989, p. 7). [ME]




741
Niki de Saint Phalle
Les Baigneurs, 1983.
Multiple
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 29,280 / $ 33.964

(incl. 22% surcharge)