Niki de St. Phalle - Quotes

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Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul. ---->>>

AIDS is a complex situation that's sure to bring out the best and the worst in people. ---->>>

I could do whatever I wanted, whether people liked it or not. ---->>>

It's my destiny to make a place where people can come and be happy: a garden of joy. ---->>>

Since the age of 11, I have loved writing poems and fragments from my life. ---->>>

The world has been experiencing a whole pattern of auto-destruction, whether in environmental disasters like Chernobyl or health disasters like AIDS. ---->>>

With long skirts, you can really buff. People open doors for you and everything. ---->>>

Father's ideals became part of me and still are today. His reserve, deeply rooted liberal views, his provocative humour, his passion for work and love of risk are also mine. ---->>>

I resemble the father I once hated. ---->>>

I wanted to make some of the really important things of my generation and some of the biggest. ---->>>

Most people don't see the edginess in my work. They think it's all fantasy and whimsy. ---->>>

Biography

Niki de St. Phalle profile (niki-de-st-phalle.jpg)
Nationality: French
Born: 10-29, 1930
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Die: 05-21, 2002
Occupation: Sculptor

Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. She was one of the few women artists widely known for monumental sculpture. She had a difficult and traumatic childhood and education, which she wrote about decades later (wikipedia)