Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Shooting a .22 caliber rifle at a plaster-covered canvas concealing bags of paint launched Niki de Saint Phalle to the height of the avant-garde international art world in 1961 .The concept of the photogenic Saint Phalle shooting a rifle at her art was radical for the time, and the 31-year-old artist was invited to join the "Nouveau Realisme" (New Realism) movement, the only woman in the group created by painter Yves Klein and critic Pierre Restany.Saint Phalle was one of the first artists of her time to focus on women, and often black women, as her subject.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE