12 November 2003,
Price realised USD 365,900
USD 180,000 - USD 250,000
Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)
glass tile, mirror tile and painted polyester
118 x 47½ x 40½ in. (300 x 121 x 103 cm.)
Executed in 1987. This work is one from a series of three unique works, of which this is the only mirrored version. The other two versions measure 500 cm. tall and are located at the Tarot Garden in Garaviccio, Italy and the Musée d'Art et d'Historie in Fribourg, Switzerland.
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Acquired directly from the artist
N. de Saint Phalle, The Tarot Garden, Lausanne, 1999, p. 67 (another version illustrated in color).
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