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Jean Tinguely (Swiss, 1925–1991)

Date:
1961
Medium:
Steel bars, metal wheel, tubes, cast iron, wire, aluminum, string, electric motor 220 v
Dimensions:
86 x 78 x 63 in. (218.4 x 198.1 x 160 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Gioconda King, by exchange, and The Louis S. and Mary Myers Foundation Gift, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.277a-fff
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Provenance

    The artist (sold to Renard); Micheline and Claude Renard, Paris (until February 2006; sale, Christie's, London, February 8, 2006, no. 44, to Mitchell-Innes and Nash for £198,400); [Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, sold to MMA, 2006]

  • Exhibition History

    Stockholm: Gallery Samlaren, ¦Le Nouveau Réalisme¦, 1961.

    Seattle: Seattle World's Fair, ¦Art since 1950¦, April–October 1962, ill. p. 153.

    Paris: Centre National d'Art Contemporain, ¦Machines de Tinguely¦, May–July 1971, ill.

    Basel: Kunsthalle, Tinguely, January-February 1972, no. 22.

    Stockholm: Moderna Museet, ¦Jean Tinguely¦, October–December, 1972, no. 22.

    Humlebaek: Louisiana Museum, ¦Jean Tinguely¦, March–May 1973, no. 27, ill.

    Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, ¦Jean Tinguely¦, September–November 1973, no. 28, ill.

  • References

    Bischofberger, C. Jean Tinguely. Catalogue Raisonne. Sculptures and Reliefs, 1954–1968, vol. 1, no. 214. Zurich, 1982. Illustrated p. 158.

    Hulten, Pontus. Jean Tinguely: A Magic Stronger than Death. Milan: Bompiani, 1987. Illustrated (b&w), p. 104 and 107, discussed p. 42 and p. 97.

    Gary Tinterow in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2006–2007." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Fall 2007), p. 61, ill. (color).

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