nyc. manhattan. upper east side. niki de saint phalle on park avenue malls.

serpent tree at 60th street

currently nine artworks by french-american artist niki de saint phalle a featured on the park avenue malls between 53rd and 60th street. the sculptures will be on view until mid november.

louis armstrong – from the black heros series

“Niki de Saint Phalle’s signature work comes to Park Avenue with this major, site-specific installation. Ten sculptures made of polyester resin, with mosaics of ceramic, mirror, and stained glass tower above the crowds and traffic at as high as 16 feet tall and 13 feet wide. The internationally acclaimed artist’s sculptural nanas, totems, athletes, and jazz musicians are playful and dynamic, bringing new life to Park Avenue. This exhibition coincides with the ten year commemoration of Niki de Saint Phalle’s passing, celebrating the life and achievements of a monumental artist. This exhibition is presented by the Nohra Haime Gallery. …” source

miles davis – also from the black heros series
the bathers
basketball player
baseball player

when i last visited 9 sculptures by venezuelan artist rafael barrios were displayed (see my post here). before that works by artists like tom otterness, robert indiana or george ricky were featured.

“The Park Avenue malls provide a unique opportunity to display works of art. Exhibitions are presented by The Sculpture Committee of The Fund for Park Avenue and the Public Art Program of the City of New York’s Department of Parks & Recreation in collaboration with arts organizations and artists…” source

grand step totem
les trois graces
nana on a dolphin at 53rd street


related posts:

public art in nyc on view now: part I and part II and niki de saint phalle’s guardian angel in zurich,


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