Collection

Visit MAMAC and discover on two floors and nearly 2,500 m², a selection of more than 200 works of art from the collection.
Every year MAMAC completely renews the top floor and offers new experiences in its key rooms dedicated to Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein and the international POP.
The collection is on the move for the pleasure of exploration and new dialogues.


Discover


Niki de Saint Phalle : Black is different, 1994 ; Nana noire upside down, 1965-1966 Collection MAMAC, Nice, Donation de l’artiste en 2001 © Nki Charitable Art Foundation / Adagp, Paris, 2020
Niki de Saint Phalle : Black is different, 1994 ; Nana noire upside down, 1965-1966Collection MAMAC, Nice, Donation de l’artiste en 2001© Nki Charitable Art Foundation / Adagp, Paris, 2020

Niki de Saint Phalle

MAMAC owns one of the three reference collections in the world of the Franco-American artist’s work, from her first paintings and assemblages of the late 1950s, the very first gunshot paintings of the early 1960s, the iconic “nanas” and brides, to her prolific prints.

Salle Yves Klein, MAMAC, Nice, © Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2020
Salle Yves Klein, MAMAC, Nice, © Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2020

Yves Klein

Born in 1928 in Nice, Yves Klein was first to become a judoka. In 1954, he definitely turned to art and started his « monochrome adventure ». He took on the ultramarine blue, to which he gave his name « IKB » (International Klein Blue).

Claes Oldenburg Shrimps on fork, 1965, Collection MAMAC, © Claes Oldenburg  ;  George Segal, Untitled, 1986, Collection MAMAC, © Adagp, Paris, 2020
Claes Oldenburg Shrimps on fork, 1965, Collection MAMAC, © Claes Oldenburg  ;  George Segal, Untitled, 1986, Collection MAMAC, © Adagp, Paris, 2020

New Realism Pop art

The MAMAC collection bears testament to the emergence, at the end of the 1950s and the dawn of the 1960s, of movements borrowing from reality and the reinterpretation the nascent mass culture that was emerging both in France – particularly in Paris and around an artists’ centre in Nice – and in the United States.

Ben, Cambra de Ben
Le Musée de Ben, 1990 – 1999, © Adagp, Paris, 2020
Ben, Cambra de Ben
Le Musée de Ben, 1990 – 1999, © Adagp, Paris, 2020

About Nice. 1947-1977

The School of Nice?! … Whatever name it is given or the list of its key figures, there existed from the late 1950’s a wave of strong, dynamic and artistic forces in Nice.

Musuem room

Display

Display of collections : Rébecca François, Hélène Guenin, Julia Lamboley, Steve Simon.

Oneline Collection

Guide Collections

Back to top