Work de Niki de Saint Phalle

Le Carrelage au damier, 1992

Hommage à la course automobile

  • TitreLe Carrelage au damier (The Checkered floor tiles)
  • Sous-titreHommage à la course automobile (Tribute to Car Racing)
  • Créateur
  • Type d'élémentWork


Inside the mouth, on the first level, the floor is covered with black and white tiles set in a checkerboard pattern, into which shards of mirror have been inserted. Created by Niki de Saint Phalle, this work evokes the flags of Jean Tinguely’s beloved auto races. Installed in 1993, this floor was also intended to cover the second level, but Niki de Saint Phalle finally decided to opt for patinated metal sheets.

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