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Jean Tinguely Mémoire de la Liberté, 1991

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  • Medium

    Print : Screen Print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    26 x 34.6 x 0.2 inch

  • Support

    Print on cardboard

  • 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 industrial society’s overproduction of material with his complex assemblages of metal and machinery. Of his most renowned kinetic sculpture, Homage to New York (1960), Tinguely said, “it’s a sculpture, it’s a picture, it’s an accompanist, it’s a poet, it’s decoration—this machine is a situation.” He fabricated the 27-by-30-foot contraption from recycled metal scraps and designed it to self-destruct at the culmination of a half-hour performance, explaining, “the destruction is necessary because this machine is a grandiose spectacle that must live intensely.” Tragicomically, a firefighter intervened when flames burst out, so it never played out as intended during the single performance held in MoMA’s sculpture garden; however, the idea that an intensive, creative life leads to self-destruction lives on in Tinguely’s legacy.
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Jean Tinguely

Switzerland Born in: 1925 Bestsellers 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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