Q&A with Laura Duke and Jana Shenefield

On Thursday 1 March, Niki de Saint Phalle’s daughter Laura Duke (at left in this photo) will join Jana Shenefield, archivist at the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, for a live Q&A on Niki’s life and work in southern California. The event, which will be held at Here is Elsewhere Gallery in West Hollywood, comes to us courtesy of be-Art and Yann Perreau, curator of the current HiE exhibition “Niki de Saint Phalle and the West Coast.” The exhibition, Niki’s first show in Los Angeles in a decade, examines Saint Phalle’s relationship with the Nouveaux RĂ©alistes (including Jean Tinguely, Arman, and Daniel Spoerri) and her work in Southern California, from her 1961 “shooting paintings” in Malibu to her “Black Heroes” series realized in the late 1990s in San Diego.

Thursday’s Q&A will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at HiE @ B 231 Space in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood (8687 Melrose Ave # G102, Blue Building, Second Floor). There will be a cover charge of $20 per person. To attend, please RSVP via email at com.be.art@gmail.com. The exhibition itself will run through 23 March.