April 12, 2009

The 10 most remarkable items on the Prom. Coming on 2: The art sculptures from Niki de St. Phalle

Outside the Negresco hotel’s main entrance you’ll find a three metres tall statue of Miles Davis. This beautiful work of art, made from polyurethane foam and resin, inlaid with coloured glass and mirrors, was created by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle in 1999. While some of her creations were on show inside the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (Mamac museum in Nice), her larger pieces where displayed on the Quai des Etats-Unis, the beginning of the sea side boulevard near the old town, which continues in the Promenade des Anglais.

This is one of the totem poles she made. A simular work can be found in California. Niki de Saint Phalle, lived there in La Jolla for nine years before her death in 2002. Her sculptures can be found troughout the world.

This is one of here typical sculptures inside the Negresco hotel.

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