Escondido,CA -Escondido Arts Partnership Escondido Municipal Gallery has the honor of exhibiting works by internationally acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) May 15, 2021 through April 2022
The exhibition Colorations features a kaleidoscope of colorful works with a large-scale steel and glass mosaic “skinny” sculpture of a rhinoceros, gouache paintings and drawings. A rhino, frog, and monkey are depicted in bright, wondrous color, characteristic of this celebrated late French-American artist (circa 1995 – 1997). This year long his exhibition is free to view.
Creator of the world-famous Nanas, The Tarot Garden and Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Escondido, CA and more.Niki de Saint Phalle, was born 29 of October 1930 in Paris as Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, died 21 of May 2002 in San Diego. The artworks are on loan from the Niki Charitable Arts Foundation. Established by the artist Niki de Saint Phalle, the foundation represents Niki’s personal collection of more than 1,000 sculptures and 5,000 graphic works of art. The Niki Charitable Art Foundation owns the copyrights of works by Niki de Saint Phalle and authorizes exhibitions and publications about the artist and her artwork throughout the world. The Foundation seeks to promote and enhance the public’s understanding of Saint Phalle’s artwork and provides research assistance, authorized restoration of her works and registration of qualifying works attributed to the artist.
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by Niki de Saint Phalle . Inspired by California’s mythic, historic and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular “snake wall” and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating, and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of Saint Phalle’s later work
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Fact Sheet
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle will be open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of May from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will return to the normal schedule in June: Normal operating hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – noonand 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located in the Iris Sankey Arboretum Kit Carson Park 3333 Bear Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 www.queencalifia.org
262 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA 92025 760.480.4101| firstname.lastname@example.org :Gallery Hour: Tues. 11am – 6pm Thurs. to Sat. 11am – 4pm