Niki de Saint Phalle
The late French artist Niki de Saint Phalle created many spectacular sculpture gardens and playground structures which are scattered across the globe. With spring on the event horizon we are eager to head outdoors and dreaming of a little de Saint Phalle-style fantasy.
Californians can visit Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Garden in Escondito, the only de Saint Phalle sculpture garden in the US. Headed to Tuscany? Check out her Tarot Garden. Her Golem in Jerusalem (pictured above) is a massive monster, and children climb up the back of her head to access the three tongue slides.
(Image: Niki Charitable Art Foundation)