A transforming life: From model to ‘Nanas’

Marking the opening of “Niki in the Garden” at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Visual Arts Critic David Bonetti surveys the life and work of Niki de Saint Phalle, from her early association with the French Nouveau Réalistes and her sensational “shooting paintings” to her Nanas, the Tarot Garden in Tuscany, and other spectacular sculptures. The photo here shows Niki de Saint Phalle painting “Le Monde” in her studio in France circa 1981.

Photo by Laurent Condominas