Trustee Bloum Cardenas on Niki's Park Avenue Show

With a major public installation of works by Niki de Saint Phalle about to begin on New York's Park Avenue, NCAF Trustee Bloum Cardenas was interviewed by Good Day New York this morning live from the heart of Manhattan. "I'm very proud to see sculptures by Niki here," Bloum said. "She grew up in this town, and thanks to Nohra Haime, she's back in this town. It's wonderful. We're very proud." Standing in front of The Three Graces, she added, "Niki did a lot of sculptures about women — she was an early feminist. But she was also very playful, and loved to have sculptures be used by children and not intimidate children, so they could realize that art is accessible to everyone."

The nine monumental sculptures will be on display on Park Avenue between 52nd and 60th Streets in New York City from 12 July to 15 November 2012. The show will kick off with an event at Nohra Haime Gallery (730 Fifth Avenue) on Thursday 12 July from 6:00-8:00 pm. A variety of programs ranging from tours to lectures also are being planned in conjunction with the exhibition. Learn more.