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Jean Tinguely Hannibal II, 1970

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  • Medium

    Print : Screen Print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 100 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    A pioneer of kinetic sculpture, Jean Tinguely worked in the Dada tradition, satirizing the overproduction of materials in industrial society with his intricate assemblies of metal and machines.

    Of his most renowned kinetic sculpture, Homage to New York (1960), Tinguely said: "It's a sculpture, it's an image, it's an accompanist, it's a poet, it's a decoration , this machine is a situation. ”He made the 27-by-30-foot craft from recycled scrap metal and designed it to self-destruct after a half-hour performance, explaining: “Destruction is necessary because this machine is a grandiose spectacle which must live intensely. "

    Tragicomically, a firefighter intervened when flames erupted, so it never went as planned during the one-time performance held in the Moma's sculpture garden. However, the idea that an intensive and creative life leads to self-destruction lives on in Tinguely's legacy.
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Jean Tinguely

Switzerland Born in: 1925 Masterpieces

Jean Tinguely is a Swiss sculptor and experimental artist, noted for his machinelike kinetic sculptures that destroyed themselves in the course of their operation. He was an avatar of the post-World War II Paris art scene and part of a generation that rejected a purely esthetic notion of art and used materials that were culled from and represented the urban or industrial world.

Also a painter, he drew and designed stage sets, and was best known for what some critics called kinetic sculptures, large projects that united radios, wheels, motors and welded girders into statements that sometimes mocked consumer society and on occasion destroyed themselves.

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Jean Tinguely, Hannibal II
Jean Tinguely, Hannibal II