Juan L. Sánchez
The notoriety of the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) came when she left her family to devote herself to art, starting with her ‘‘shooting paintings’’ for which she fired at pockets of paint affixed to canvases. They earned her a place in the New Realism movement with Arman, Klein, Christo and others. “The Girl, the Monster and the Goddess” at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm assembles works that evoke her traumas and reflect the creative way she coped with them. Her Freudian film ‘‘Daddy, 1973’’ about her relationship with her father in a mélange of autobiography and fantasy, is also in the show.
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