Niki de Saint Phalle is one of the artists whose work I tried to photograph at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow recently. I got my photos, but there was a smudge on the lens, so I couldn’t use them.
De Saint Phalle’s dream project was a Tarot Garden, peopled by artworks inspired by the complete Tarot deck of cards. She realised this dream, after many years, on a plot of land in Italy. Here is one of the more spectacular works – the Devil with attendant minions – in situ, followed by a simpler copy at GoMA. Not my photo, unfortunately.
I think he/she looks more impressive in natural surroundings, amongst all that rampant nature. If you’re interested in Niki de Saint Phalle, here is a documentary about her life, insanely chopped up into tiny segments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9