Niki de Saint Phalle
The Garden of Secrets
Dominique Osuch, Sandrine Martin
Niki de Saint Phalle knew art could save the world because art saved her… from madness, from violence. Even from herself.
A comics biography of the famous and controversial contemporary pop-style artist.
Publishers Weekly Annual Graphic Novel Critics Poll Honorable Mention.
"A particularly ingenious tribute to an underappreciated figure."
"Martin and Osuch run us through the astonishing zoo of Niki de Saint Phalle's life, her entire life, in a scale of enormity and intimacy that is breathtaking...a remarkable piece of work."
"Martin gives this book its life, as her version of Niki is vibrant, playful, vulnerable, and eternally flirty. She's also an uncompromising genius and visionary, and this is where the book shines. Martin was up to the task of exploring and showcasing just why Niki was such an interesting artist by bringing her work to life on the page."
-TCJ.Com (The Comics Journal)
"This book is a loving and extremely enticing celebration of one of the most important female artists of all time: a champion of innovation, timeless sensuality and unbridled honest emotion."
Win Wiacek-Now Read This
"With personable illustrative work that tempts you to enter De Saint Phalle's world, and an amiable, sometimes casual narrative delivery that makes you feel more a part of the biography than an outside observer, 'Niki de Saint Phalle: The Garden of Secrets' makes an important mark in our art history knowledge."
-The Comics Beat
"9 out of 10. A remarkable graphic novel about an extremely remarkable woman."
"Burst[s] with the joy of creative fervor."
"Osuch captures the spirit of her subject in this exceptional graphic biography of avant-garde sculptor, painter, and filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle."
8x10, 186pp., full color HC, $29.99, ISBN 9781681121581