Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 - 2002)

Niki as "the shooting artist" 1960s.

"Life .. is never the way one imagines it. It surprises you, it amazes you, and it makes you laugh or cry when you don't expect it. - Niki de Saint Phalle

I took this picture at the Zurich Haupt Bahnhof last week... so I added a few more photos of an interesting artist.

She was famous for her shooting pictures in the early 1960s. She was at this time in her life living and working in Paris, France. The Shooting Paintings – that were to stimulate and shock the public, but it also established her as an international artist. She toured for some time as the shooting artist using a 22 cal to shoot paint containers attached to her work.
Shooting picture......

Nanas, Leibnizufer, Hannover

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