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A Trippy Trip to Tuscany’s Tarot Garden

CHARLOTTE COOPER TRAVELS TO ITALY AND FINDS HERSELF SPELLBOUND IN NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE’S TAROT GARDEN
Nobody’s little lady: giant women walk in Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden

Last July I stepped into a woman’s bedroom and peeped out of a porthole. The bedroom was inside the breast of a sculpture of a monumental black sphinx, the porthole was her nipple. The interior was a mosaic of fractured mirrors, even the fridge was encrusted. I had entered the home of the artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

My porthole moment was the culmination of an obsession sparked years earlier. When I was young I saw an image from an installation she created in Stockholm in 1966 which featured a gigantic, cartoonish, fat woman figure lying on her back with her legs open. This figure was a sculptural building and a group of people queued to enter through her vagina. I wanted to climb up inside a woman too, I still do.

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In the new issue Skin from Skunk Anansie talks to us about being a successful black gay rocker. She's had the courage to play with gender, to strut, preen and mean it right from the beginning and she's made it work for her. Just wait until you see the stunning photo-shoot that acompanies the interview. Oh, and please welcome our new columnist Jack Monroe who, from this issue, will be writing exclusively for DIVA about their parenting experiences. February is, of course, LGBT history month and our time-sleuths have brought the past to light in features that examine the importance of historical fiction for lady-lovers. Also in this issue: Kate Bornstein – who knows a thing or two about breaking gender rules. Author Chinelo Okparanta. Singer Aneesa Chaudhry. Club promoter and DJ Claud Cunningham. Oscar-nominated Emma Donoghue, author of Room, now on general release as a film. With a nod to Valentine’s Day, we asked you to tell us why you love your partner. Rosie Wilby explains why she still treasures her exes. The hidden presence of bi women in LGBT history. Ursula Martinez. Izzy Rabey AKA Madame Dollar explores issues of identity. Jess T Dugan's explores a gentle kind of masculinity in her photography. Travel to Bournemouth or Niki de Saint Phalle's art garden in Tuscany and check out our top tips for a memorable holiday Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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