niki de saint phalle tarot garden

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Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) was a French sculptor and painter whose most famous and elaborate work is The Garden of Tarot in Tuscany, Italy, inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell. The garden is a monumental sculpture park containing twenty-two figures based on the esoteric tarot.

She also created a series of plaster female figures which reflected on the roles that women were often required to perform in society, an exhibition first showcased in Paris in 1965. Her work can nowadays be admired in many locations throughout the world, including Germany, Sweden and the United States.