“Play With Me” Opens at the Max Ernst Museum in Bruehl

ArtDaily.org writes about “Niki de Saint Phalle: Spiel Mit Mir” (Niki de Saint Phalle: Play With Me), a new survey exhibition of Niki’s work that opened on 15 January at the Max Ernst Museum in Bruehl, Germany:

“The Max Ernst Museum is showing the wide-ranging oeuvre of the multifaceted artist Niki de Saint Phalle, undoubtedly one of the most important artists of the 20th century, in a large survey exhibition. Through her paintings, assemblages, shooting paintings (tirs), sculptures, and installations, this artist created a unique cosmos which established her international reputation.

“The exhibition at the Max Ernst Museum provides an extensive overview of her oeuvre, from the early paintings to the late sculptures…. The exhibition of more than 150 works, curated by Guido Magnaguagno, former director of the Tinguely Museum in Basel, embraces the sculptures on loan from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation in California and Paris, the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, and the Musée d’art moderne in Nice, to all of which Niki de Saint Phalle made generous donations of her works. The show also features works from numerous private and public lenders. It has been complemented, moreover, by quintessential works by Jean Tinguely, her partner of many years, and paintings by her first teacher, the still largely unknown Hugh Weiss.”

Niki de Saint Phalle: Spiel Mit Mir” at the Max Ernst Museum in Bruehl, Germany, will be open to the public from 15 January to 3 June 2012. Read more.