Nicki Marx

Nicki Marx


Nationality: American

Nicki Marx is an important counter-culture artist from the 1960’s whos career has been enjoying a recent Renaissance starting in 2014. Marx has been crafting feather wearables (collars, capes) and feather wall works of great beauty and spiritual presence for decades. In the 1960’s she became well known for her highly creative work with feathers which was collected by art luminaries such as Georgia O’Keefe and Louise Nevelson. It was an early chance encounter with a feather fly at a sporting goods store in New Mexico that led her on her life-long creative path. Marx, who was raised in Southern California found wide-spread success early in her career and was exhibited nationally in galleries and institutions, and collected widel. Rediscovered in 2014, her work has since been the subject of one-woman show “Marx: Rising” in Los Angeles at Reform Gallery, and has been featured at the LA Modernism Show, Parachute Market and FOGG Design fair. The Los Angeles County Museum has purchased a piece of Marx for their permanent collection and it will be featured in an upcoming show on 20th Century studio jewelry. A 2014 “C” Magazine’s article “Pretty Fly” notes “the rediscovery of Nicki Marx’s exquisite feathered works has captured the attention of the L.A Art community’ and in the last calendar year, multiple articles have been written about the artist including American Craft, LA Fashion Magazine, “C” California Style Magazine, and a cover article in the upcoming issue of Ornament Magazine.


Nicki Marx Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Nicki Marx (American , 20th Century) Vest, 1979 Feathers, leather and satin 24 inches high x 18 inches wide (61.0 x 4
Nicki Marx (American , 20th Century)Vest, 1979Feathers, leather and satin24 inches high x 18 inches wide (61.0 x 4...
Lot 67150
Auction 5235
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Nicki Marx (20th, Century) Fringed Collar, 2014 White chicken feathers and leather 21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm) (i
Nicki Marx (20th, Century)Fringed Collar, 2014White chicken feathers and leather21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm) (i...
Lot 67151
Auction 5235
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Nicki Marx (American , 20th Century) Neckring, 2014 Peacock feathers and leather 17 inches long (43.2 cm) (excluding
Nicki Marx (American , 20th Century)Neckring, 2014Peacock feathers and leather17 inches long (43.2 cm) (excluding ...
Lot 67155
Auction 5235
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Nicki Marx (American , 20th Century) Ying-Yang Breastplate, 2014 Feathers and leather 17 inches neck diameter (43.2 c
Nicki Marx (American , 20th Century)Ying-Yang Breastplate, 2014Feathers and leather17 inches neck diameter (43.2 c...
Lot 67152
Auction 5235
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Nicki Marx (American, 20th Century) Feather Breastplate, 2014 Ringneck pheasant feathers, leather 15 x 15-1/2 inches
Nicki Marx (American, 20th Century)Feather Breastplate, 2014Ringneck pheasant feathers, leather15 x 15-1/2 inches ...
Lot 67154
Auction 5235
Saturday, October 10, 2015

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