Gifted to Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (GoMA) through the Contemporary Art Society from the Eric and Jean Cass Gift
Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow are being presented with 14 major works by Niki de Saint Phalle, as well as a number of collectable ephemera, drawings and personal letters. The Cass's have been supporters of Niki de Saint Phalle ever since they bought their first work from a gallery in Ostend in 1976. The collection they have built up over the years reflects a continual enjoyment the Cass's have found in her work.
"We are incredibly excited to have been given these unique and wonderful works by Niki de Saint Phalle. This act of extraordinary generosity by Eric and Jean Cass will create the largest assembly of the artist's work at any public collection in the UK....This unprecedented gift will be exhibited at GoMA in autumn, 2013 and will be enjoyed by generations of local, national and international visitors to Glasgow." Ben Harman, Curator of Contemporary Art for Glasgow Museums
Eric and Jean Cass have dedicated over 35 years of their lives to supporting artists. Over this time they have built up an outstanding and very personal collection of over 300 sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints and paintings. Over the coming year collections will continue to benefit as the Contemporary Art Society start to distribute more work from Eric and Jean's wonderful collection.
Niki de Saint Phalle Noah's Animals 1996
Grande Tete 1982
Black Nana 1972
Niki de Saint Phalle Grenouille 1984
Niki de Saint Phalle Chaise a Serpents
Niki de Saint Phalle Wallpaper
Niki de Saint Phalle Noah's Animals 1996 ©the artist photo: Douglas Atfield
Grande Tete 1982 ©the artist photo: Douglas Atfield
Black Nana 1972 ©the artist photo: Douglas Atfield
Niki de Saint Phalle Grenouille 1984 ©the artist photo: Douglas Atfield
Niki de Saint Phalle Chaise a Serpents ©the artist photo: Douglas Atfield
Niki de Saint Phalle Wallpaper ©the artist courtesy: Douglas Atfield