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Various artists, “Niki de Saint Phalle, Tirs: Reloaded,” 1/22/12, Angeles Shooting Ranges, Lake View Terrace

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  • Karon Davis shooting Noah Davis’ “Boys in the Hoods,” 2012, Fabric, stretcher bars and spray paint

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Yael Lipschutz shooting Henry Taylor’s “Collateral Damage,” 2012, Tar, cardboard, hoola-hoops, wood, plastic and paint

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Matthew Monahan, “Exit wounds,” 2012, 600 photocopies of 3 original drawings, bookbinders glue, metal brackets, wood and drywall base

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Lara Schnitger, “Hostage,” 2012, Fabric, wood and bleach

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Alexandra Grant, “Un objet pour tirer (after N d SP),” 2012, Ladders, animal bones and papier mache

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Noah Kienholz, “Four Square,” 2012, Luan and tape with stick, wire, spray paint and string

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Alex Becerra, “Big gobblers don’t give second chances,” 2012, Mixed media on wood

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Brigitte Zieger, “Women are Different from Men,” 2012, Print drawing, eye-shadow and glitter

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Lipschutz & Lipschutz, “Hunch,” 2012, mixed media; and Henry Taylor, “Collateral Damage,” 2012, Tar, cardboard, hoola-hoops, wood, plastic and paint

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Liz Craft, “Homage to Assemblage,” 2012, Papiermache on panel, spray paint, foam, great stuff, plaster and berth paint

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

  • Jennifer West, “A Film Shot With Bullet Holes,” 2012, 35mm film print, camera tape, wood, bath balls, salt, butter, aloe

    1/22/12, Angeles Ranges, Lake View Terrace

Tirs: Reloaded, by Niki de Saint Phalle

Sunday, January 22, 2012, High noon
Admission: Due to the nature of this performance, this event is invitation-only. Please check back following the festival to view documentation from the event.

Los Angeles, spring 1962: Invited to California by legendary gallerist Virginia Dwan, nouveau réaliste artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) realizes the tirs, or “shooting paintings,” with her partner, Swiss artist Jean Tinguely for the first time in the U.S. In front of a crowd that includes John Cage, Ed Ruscha, Jane Fonda, and Leo Castelli, Niki creates assemblages of disparate objects and bladders of paint which, when shot, transform spontaneously into wild dispersions of colors and textures. In homage, contemporary artists Alex Becerra, Liz Craft, Karon Davis, Noah Davis, Alexandra Grant, Noah Kienholz, Lipschutz & Lipschutz, Matthew Monahan, Lara Schnitger, Henry Taylor, Jennifer West, and Brigitte Zieger will shoot up new work. For more information, see www.tirsreloaded.com.