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Grenouille (1984)

Niki de Saint-Phalle

painted polyester

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow

Grenouille (1984)

© Niki de Saint Phalle Charitable Art Foundation / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2024 Photo Credit: Doug Atfield





Polyester, Paint

Physical Object Description:

Stamped underneath: Niki, stamped in resin: Plastiques R Haligon D'art (foundry mark) and inscribed: 4/8


13.3 x 12 x 12.1 cm


Donated by Eric and Jean Cass through the Contemporary Art Society, 2012

Ownership history:

Purchased from Gimpel Fils Ltd, London by Eric and Jean Cass, 11 November 1985; by whom gifted to the Contemporary Art Society, 2012; presented to Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow, 2012
Grenouille (1984), with a riot of patchwork colours, was one of many small, hand-size sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle in the Eric and Jean Cass Collection. It was purchased by them whilst the artsit was still alive in 1985 and gifted to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow through the Contemporary Art Society in 2012.  The frog figurine has a slightly sorrowful expression which makes it appear vulnerable.

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