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Jean Tinguely


Artist's handwritten letter

Document sold in 2004 by the Champetier Gallery.

Jean Tinguely is born in Switzerland (Fribourg) in 1925. At the age of 14, he abandons his secondary studies and enrols in the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts) in Basel in 1940; a pupil of Julia Ris, he will study there until 1945. He then makes a living doing odd jobs until 1953, when he settles in Paris. He works . . . .

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