Niki de Saint Phalle Solo Show Opens in Portugal

Niki de Saint Phalle’s first solo exhibition in Portugal opens this Friday at the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida in Évora.

Niki de Saint Phalle: Joie de Vivre – Alegria de Viver is “an unprecedented exposition of sculptures and engravings by one of the Pop Art movement’s most emblematic names,” the museum says, adding:

“The works of Niki de Saint Phalle are living pieces that exalt Love, Liberty and Woman. That speak of internal transformations and the labyrinths of the unconscious. And also of good and evil, of laughter, of tenderness, of fear… The artist’s universe is playful, irreverent; it is made of sinuous lines and forms, illuminated by explosive colors and pregnant with humor.”

The exhibition opens on 23 January and will be on display through 24 May 2009.