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Niki de Saint Phalle | Nanas

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» Location: Leibnizufer (near Marstallbrücke)

Niki de Saint Phalle | Nanas

The Hannover »Nanas« by Niki de Saint Phalle (b. 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – d. 2002) are the first open-air sculptures realised by the artist in Germany. The installation of the figural sculptures executed in the Pop Art vocabulary in conjunction with the »Street Art Programme« occasioned a passionate public debate. The one-time provocation is now one of the city’s trademarks, integrating
itself very naturally every Saturday into the animated picture of Germany’s oldest flea market. On the artist’s initiative, the populace chose the names for the three figures, each of which is named after a significant personage from Hannover’s history, Sophie, Caroline and Charlotte. Further works in Hannover: grotto in the Herrenhausen Gardens; wide-ranging collection in the Sprengel Museum Hannover. » Location: Leibnizufer (near Marstallbrücke)

Last updated: 3 Apr 2020