Reading the streets: Niki de Saint Phalle on Park Avenue

Kelsey Savage Hays in Auction Central News International on the public installation of sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle on Park Avenue in New York City:

“Marking the 10-year anniversary of Niki de Saint Phalle’s death, an installation of her curvy, joyful women dance along Park Avenue. The sculptures, created out of polyester resin, some with mosaics of ceramic and glass, memorialize the achievement of the French artist whose work incorporates a joie de vivre as big as a New York summer. The vibrant women meld perfectly with all the color surrounding them on the iconic avenue — vibrant sundresses, the perfect summer blue sky, men’s rainbow ties.

Les Baigneurs starts the exhibition, which runs down from 60th Street and encompasses nine pieces including works from her tribute to jazz musicians, such as Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, and her Grand Step Totem.”  Read more.

Pictured above: Niki de Saint Phalle’s Les Baigneurs (The Bathers) on Park Avenue in New York City. Photo by Kelsey Savage.