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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 200

    Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

    La déesse de la lumière (avec Nana)

    Price Realised  

    Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)
    La déesse de la lumière (avec Nana)
    signed and numbered 'Niki 2/8' (on the base)
    polyester resin with acrylic, feathers, lightbulbs and plastic thread on iron base
    66 7/8 x 34¾in. (170 x 88cm.)
    Executed in 1981, this work is number two from an edition of eight plus four artist proofs


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    Provenance

    Private Collection, Mallorca.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's Amsterdam, 26 May 2005, lot 277.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    Niki de Saint Phalle, exh. cat., Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1980-81 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 94).
    My Skinnys, exh. cat., New York, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Ltd., 1982, no. 5 (another from the edition illustrated, unpaged).
    Niki de Saint Phalle: Bilder, Figuren, Phantastische Garten, exh. cat., Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, 1987, no. 32 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 114).
    Niki de Saint Phalle, exh. cat., Bonn, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1992 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 248).