In 1966 Niki de Saint Phalle, in collaboration with Jean Tinguely and Per Olof Ultyedt, constructed a monumental reclining female figure, some 28 metres (92 feet) long, entitled Hon (sometimes translated as She: A Cathedral), in the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Though Hon was destroyed at the end of the exhibition, the figure has retained a vital place within art history, despite the fact that all we have left is documentation: relatively few photographs, written accounts and memories. The work itself can no longer be seen (except through photographs) nor sensually explored.
|Title of host publication||Art, History and the Senses 1830 to the Present|
|Editors||Patrizia di Bello, Gabriel Koureas|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Ltd.|
|Pages||131 - 145|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Foster, N. (2010). Niki de Saint Phalle's Hon: An Ethics Through the Visual? In P. di Bello, & G. Koureas (Eds.), Art, History and the Senses 1830 to the Present (pp. 131 - 145). Ashgate Publishing Ltd.. http://ssudl.solent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3735