Niki de Saint Phalle’s colossal mosaic sculpture, The Star Fountain (Blue), will be on view free and open to the public at the 2011 Times Square Show, a large-scale outdoor group exhibition on Broadway and 42nd Street in New York City, from 17 March 2011.
The sculpture depicts a flamboyant and playful ‘Nana’ juggling two large pitchers from which water constantly cascades. Standing nearly 10 feet tall, the voluptuous female figure is an archetype of feminine power and strength celebrating motherhood, sensuality, love, and life. Installed in the heart of New York’s theater district, its mirrored and stained glass tesserae, reflecting the city’s flickering lights and vibration, provide a rare opportunity to dive into Niki’s realm.
This work is presented by the Nohra Haime Gallery, with the support of the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, in collaboration with the Armory Art Show and the Times Square Alliance. A reception will be held 1 March from 7-9pm at the Times Square Visitor Center.
For more information, read the Nohra Haime Gallery press release.
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