Niki de Saint-Phalle, an incredible "nana"

Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002)
Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002)
"La fontaine aux quatre nanas"

Known for her large, colourful sculptures of luscious women, Niki de Saint-Phalle's love of colour came through her painting, but her most famous work is a series of sculptures for the Fountain in Place Igor Stravinsky in Paris.

"La Fontaine aux quatre nanas" is a fantastic sculpture in which four individually designed chicks bathe together in a relaxed "joie de vivre". Niki de Saint-Phalle never ceases to associate "nanas" with the sensual element of water. She is not just the woman of the Nanas, she is a committed woman of freedom.

Niki de Saint Phalle La fontaine aux 4 nanas

At the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice (MAMAC), a similar work is exhibited in the Jardin des Tarots room (donated by the artist).

Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002) - "La fontaine aux quatre nanas"

Painted resin - Signed and numbered 39/150 on a plate on the back and bearing the publisher's HALIGON stamp - 49 × 46 cm

Estimate : 15000€/20000€

For more information on this exceptional auction, please contact Maître Besch on 00.33.(0) or by e-mail at

For sale on April Sunday 28th 2024 in Cannes in the lounges of the Hôtel Martinez, 73 boulevard de la Croisette

Exhibition in the lounges of the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes : April Saturday 27th from 4pm to 8pm & April Sunday 28th from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Besch Cannes Auction - 45, Bd de la Croisette – 06400 Cannes – 00.33.(0) –

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