Niki de Saint Phalle and the West Coast

“Design Loves Art” at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood is celebrating the work of Niki de Saint Phalle with an exhibition of works on paper and small sculptures in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time’s Performance and Public Art Festival.

Niki de Saint Phalle, Californian Diary (Order and Chaos), 1994.
© 2011 Niki Charitable Art Foundation. All rights reserved.

On the second floor of the Blue Building, curator Yann Perreau has organized an exhibit at Here is Elsewhere Gallery (Space B231) entitled “Niki de Saint Phalle & the West Coast,” which marks Saint Phalle’s first show in Los Angeles in a decade. The collection examines Saint Phalle’s relationship with the Nouveaux RĂ©alistes (Tinguely, Spoerri, Arman) and her work in Southern California. From her “Shooting Paintings” in Malibu from 1961 to her “Black Heroes” series realized in the late 1990s in San Diego, Saint Phalle found the West Coast a unique, lifelong source of inspiration.

The exhibit runs from 26 January to 23 March 2012 at HiE @ B 231 Space in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood (8687 Melrose Ave # G102, Blue Building, Second Floor). Learn more.