Photo: © Nana sur le dauphin, 1994, ©2019 Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee, California

Niki de Saint Phalle by the Sea

5 Oct - 1 Mar, The Hague

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Niki de Saint Phalle became world famous with her colorful sculptures, which are lovingly referred to as Nanas. Nana fizzles with energy and is an ode to femininity. At Museum Beelden aan Zee, you will be able to admire Nana in different guises this winter.   

  • Come face to face with the life-sized iconic sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle.
  • Trace the artistic evolution of the Nanas, famous female figures since 1965.
  • Admire Nanas in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes and materials.

The Nanas by the French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 - 2002) are world famous. In the mid-nineteen sixties, she caused a stir in the modern art world. The artist created an iconic sculpture of a woman that is still popular even today.

Museum Beelden aan Zee puts Nana in the spotlights

The exhibition brings together works on loan from renowned and international collections, such as the Sprengel Museum in Hannover and Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice. You can trace the evolution from the early papier maché figures covered in fabric to the huge polyester sculptures from her later years. In addition to the autonomous sculptures, the exhibition also presents Nana on paper and posters, as a chair and as a fontain. 

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