On Saturday 26 October, some lucky visitors to the exhibition at the Grand Palais will also have an opportunity to take a guided private visit to Le Cyclop, the mammoth sculpture located in Milly-la-Forêt, south of Paris. The visit will be led by Bloum Cardenas, grand-daughter of Niki de Saint Phalle and trustee of the Niki Charitable Art Foundation; François Taillade, the director of Le Cyclop; and Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand. At 22.5 meters high and containing 350 tons of steel, Le Cyclop is a unique monument in the history of contemporary art, one that brings together four artistic movements: Dada, Nouveau Réalisme, art cinétique (kinetic art) and art brut (outsider art).
The private tour will leave from the Grand Palais on Saturday 26 October at 9am and return at around 1pm that afternoon. To join the tour, visitors must present an “invité d’honneur” (VIP) badge. RSVP required at fiac.com/vip.html.
Also in conjunction with the exhibition, the films Daddy and Where Is the Monster will be shown in the auditorium of the Grand Palais on Thursday 24 October from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.