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Jean Tinguely Meta-Matic No.8

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Jean Tinguely Meta-Matic No.8

handsigned , verso stamped

felt pen

" Peinture exècutèe en collaboration avec Meta-Matic N°8 de Tinguely par Björn Springfeldt date 10.9.1974 Lieu Stockholm"
edition: Unique
in good condition

sheet size: 30,2 x 20,0 cm
image size: 19,0 x 15,0 cm 

 Jean Tinguely (22 May 1925 – 30 August 1991) was a Swiss painter and sculptor. He is best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition; known officially as metamechanics. Tinguely's art satirized the mindless overproduction of material goods in advanced industrial society.

 

Born in Fribourg, Tinguely grew up in Basel, but moved to France in 1952 with his first wife, Swiss artist Eva Aeppli,[1] to pursue a career in art. He belonged to the Parisian avantgarde in the mid-twentieth century and was one of the artists who signed the New Realist's manifesto (Nouveau réalisme) in 1960.

His best-known work, a self-destroying sculpture titled Homage to New York (1960), only partially self-destructed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City,[2] although his later work, Study for an End of the World No. 2 (1962), detonated successfully in front of an audience gathered in the desert outside Las Vegas.

Tinguely married fellow Swiss artist Eva Aeppli in 1951. In 1971, Tinguely married his second wife, Niki de Saint Phalle.

Jean Tinguely died in 1991 at the age of 66 years in the Bern Hospital after a heart illness.

 

Further reading

  • Museum Tinguely in Basel
  • Chapter on Tinguely in Calvin Tomkins' The Bride and Her Bachelors.
  • K.G. Pontus Hultén: Jean Tinguely 'Méta'. London: Thames & Hudson, 1975 (original German version Frankfurt/M.: Ullstein, 1972)
  • G. Bischofsberger: Catalogue raisonné, 3 Vols. Basel, 1982.
  • Margit Hahnloser-Ingold: Pandämonium – Jean Tinguely. Bern: Benteli, 1988 (rather hagiographic, but with interesting personal memories and background material)
  • Heidi E. Violand: Jean Tinguely's Kinetic Art or A Myth of the Machine Age. Diss, New York University, 1990
  • Museum Jean Tinguely (eds.): Die Sammlung. (The collection) Bern: Benteli, 1996 (incl. an interesting biographical report by Margit Hahnloser: "Jean Tinguely und die Schweiz")
  • Museum Jean Tinguely (eds.): Jean le Jeune. Basel: Benteli, 2002 (incl. a biographical text by Jocelyn Daignes about Tinguely's early love of materials and machines, his pacifism, and his Catholicism, p. 23-65).

 

 origin of biographic information: wikipedia

 

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