October 29, 2015 12:02 PM
Niki de Saint Phalle with Tea Party, 1971. © Niki Charitable Art Foundation, All rights reserved. Photo: © Robert Doisneau/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images
Artifex Press is pleased to announce that it will publish the second volume of the Niki de Saint Phalle catalogue raisonné, created in partnership with the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, which has maintained the artist’s archive since her death in 2002. The catalogue will establish the definitive inventory of Saint Phalle’s women sculptures, focusing on Nanas, the artist’s large-scale and brightly colored sculptures of women, a series introduced in 1965 and that continued throughout her career. The catalogue raisonné will be compiled under the supervision of Jana Shenefield, Director of the Archives, Niki Charitable Art Foundation.
This will be the second catalogue raisonné of the the artist’s work, following Niki de Saint Phalle : Catalogue Raisonné 1949-2000 : Paintings, Tirs, Assemblages, Reliefs, published by Editions Acatos in 2001.
A retrospective of Saint Phalle’s work opened at the National Art Center, Tokyo, on September 18, and runs through December 14, 2015. This is the third and final venue for this traveling retrospective, after stops at the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Grand Palais, Paris, from September 17, 2014 to February 2, 2015; and at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, from February 27–June 7, 2015.