A unique, signed copy

Saint Phalle, N. de

Réalisations, & projets d'architectures de Niki de Saint Phalle. [AND] Niki de Saint Phalle Museum Boymans-van Beuningen 22 juli - 5 september 1976. [Exhibition catalogue].

Published 1974
Item ID 72635

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Paris, Alexandre Iolas, [1974]. Oblong, elongate leporello with 23 folds (16.1 x 590.4 cm), with stiff printed boards(16.1 x 24.6 cm).

A nearly six-meter-long, harmonica-folded publication, with a signed dedication, in ink, by the author and artist, Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), to "Wim". Wim is Wim Arent Louis Beeren (1928-2000), former director of the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, and the Stedelijk Museum (municipal museum) in Amsterdam, a leading museum in the avant-garde world ever since its foundation in the late 19th century. As director of the Stedelijk Museum, Beeren was responsible for several important exhibitions, e.g. of Kasimir Malevich, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, and Sigmar Polke. He bought works by Haring and Koons for the museum well before they became world-famous. Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle had an exhibition in the Stedelijk in 1962. Another exhibition was held in Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in 1976. The catalogue, written by R. Hammacher-Van den Brande, was another leporello designed by Niki herself. Measuring 15.0 x 10.6 cm (unfolded 15 x 367 cm). It shows Architecture for Children, and a list of 33 exhibited works, including several of her famous Nanas. We have added a very good, clean copy of this work. Boards toned (as usual); a few spots; internally very good, clean. We found no other copies on the internet, and only two auction records, both of 'plain', unsigned copies.

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