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Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002)

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Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002)

Josephine Baker

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Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002) Josephine Baker signed and numbered 'Niki de St. Phalle 7/8' (on the reverse) painted polyester 21½ x 15 3/8 x 5in. (54.6 x 39 x 12.7cm.) Executed in 1999, this work is number seven from an edition of eight
Provenance
Anon. sale, Artcurial Briest Le Fur Poulain F. Tajan, Paris, 30 October 2002, lot 449.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
Weltkunst, Munich, 1 November 2000 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 2196).
Niki de Saint Phalle - La Donation, exh. cat., Nice, Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art Contemporain, 2002 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 270).
Niki de Saint Phalle, exh. cat., Angers, Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, 2004 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 108).
Niki de Saint Phalle: California Dreaming, Escondido, California California Center for the Arts, 2004 (another from the edition illustrated).
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Lot Essay

This work is part of a series of sculptures entitled "The Black Heroes", made by Niki de Saint Phalle for her black great-grandson Djamal. The series also includes sculptures of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis among others.

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