Niki de Saint Phalle’s CALIFORNIAN DIARY is on view at Nohra Haime Gallery from August 4th to September 12th, 2015. Considered one of the most preeminent female artists of the 20th Century, Niki de Saint Phalle’s work is intimately linked to California, her home for almost a decade until her death in 2002. This exhibition of nine silkscreens visually records her experiences on the West Coast. In them, Saint Phalle expressed philosophical, socio-critical and intimate thoughts in a colorful, non-threatening format, something she had done with the MY LOVE series in the late 60’s, a universal love letter with a similar doodles and calligraphy. In 1962, Saint Phalle traveled to California with Jean Tinguely where they visited Simon Rodilla’s Watts Tower near LA to organize a happening in Nevada. In 1963, she staged her first revolutionary Shooting Paintings, as a result

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