The Sun God
Another thing San Diego and France have in common: the eye-catching works of Niki de Saint Phalle. In 1982, she worked with artist and husband Jean Tinguely on the Stravinsky Fountain (or Fontaine des automates) near the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Sun God sits atop a 15 foot arch and was made in 1983 for UCSD. More places to see her work in the San Diego area:Kit Carson Park in Escondido - Queen Califia's Magic Circle, a sculpture garden. Near the Convention Center, 8th Ave & Harbor Drive - a sculpture called Coming Together. The Mingei Museum in Balboa Park - in front of this museum there are two pieces, "Niki Gator" and "The Poet and her Muse". Apparently, there are more pieces in San Diego, although I'm not sure if this information is current. Leave a comment and let me know!