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    ART TAKES MANY FORMS, AND IN RECENT YEARS AN ASTONISHING NUMBER OF NEW MEDIA HAVE DEVELOPED TO COPE WITH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN THE ALL TOO HECTIC WORLD OF TODAY.

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    ART TAKES MANY FORMS, AND IN RECENT YEARS AN ASTONISHING NUMBER OF NEW MEDIA HAVE DEVELOPED TO COPE WITH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN THE ALL TOO HECTIC WORLD OF TODAY. AN EXAMPLE OF A NEW ARTISTIC MEDIUM WENT ON SHOW IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN FRENCH-AMERICAN ARTIST, NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE, OPENED HER ONE-MAN SHOW AT THE HANOVER GALLERY.

    MLLE. SAINT PHALLE, WHO NOW LIVES IN PARIS, FIRST ACHIEVED FAME WHEN SHE TURNED TO FIREARMS INSTEAD OF BRUSHES TO EXECUTE HER PAINTINGS. THE RESULTING DISCHARGE ACHIEVED A PAINT-SPATTERED EFFECT ON HER CANVASES.

    NOW, SHE DEVOTES HER ENERGIES TO SCULPTURE OF A KIND. IN PLACE OF STONE OR METAL, MLLE SAINT PHALLE USES CHICKEN WIRE, NEWSPAPER, TOYS, DOLLS, FIREARMS AND IMITATION LIZARDS.

    THE EFFECT IS BIZARRE AND THE MAIN THEME OF THE PIECES ON EXHIBITION IS A LITTLE "MONSTROUS". WITH NAMES LIKE "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" AND "THE THING", THE IMAGES SHE HAS CREATED ARE QUITE REALISTIC.

    OF HER NEW MEDIUM MLLE. SAINT PHALLE SAYS: "THE NEW MEDIUM IS LIKE A HONEYMOON FOR ME. THERE IS SO MUCH ROOM FOR INTERVENTION." AND FROM A GLIMPSE AT HER WORK, THERE IS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16CJTT9MI3BZST4U9ICOYVYEB
    Media URN:
    VLVA16CJTT9MI3BZST4U9ICOYVYEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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