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Jean Tinguely

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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 with Spoerri, in the studio of Jean Lurçat. His first solo . . .

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Original signed lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Homage to the Eiffel Tower
Homage to the...
1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the portfolio "Hommage à la Tour Eiffel". Nippon Advisart Ed., Tokyo. Without
Single work Single work de Tinguely Jean : Serge et Lienne ont mangé chez Niki
Serge et Lienne ont...
Circa 1982 Mixed media, feltpen and collage, unsigned. Without
Single work Signed handwritten letter de Tinguely Jean : Handwritten letter
Handwritten letter
Circa 1982 Letter in blue ball-point with a little drawing, signed "Jean T." by the artist. (Cher  : j'ai un camion semi avec grue mobil sur le plateau. Mais... Without
Exhibition catalogue de Tinguely Jean : Une magie plus forte que la mort
Une magie plus...
1987 Important catalogue of the retrospective exhibition Tinguely "Une magie plus forte que la mort" ("A magic stronger than death") at Palazzo Grassi... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Greeting card 89
Greeting card 89
1989 Collage of two offset postcards representing a drawing by Jean Tinguely, hand coloured with pink and yellow acrylic, on verso the artist had... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Salut Serge
Salut Serge
1984 Mixed media (Indian ink, acrylic, wax pastels, Niki de Saint-Phalle stickers, ribbon, silver ink), signed and dated "84" "Jean"by the artist. Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Merci de tout
Merci de tout
1988 Mixed media of thanks (acrylic, coloured pencils and collages) on black paper, annotated and dedicated in silver ink by Jean Tinguely and in blue... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Requiem pour une feuille morte
Requiem pour une...
1975 Screenprint heightened in black felt-pen by the artist, dedicated and signed in black felt-pen by the artist. Without
Original exhibition poster de Tinguely Jean : Jean Tinguely : Machines
Jean Tinguely :...
1981 Poster printed in photolithography by Arte for an exhibition of the artist in the Abbey of Sénanque in 1981. Edition Centre International de... Without
Single work Original documents de Tinguely Jean : Igor Stravinsky Fontain : realization
Igor Stravinsky...
1982-1983 Binder from the IAC engineering office, project manager for the Stravinsky Fontain by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle in Paris, containing 245... Without
Single work Original documents de Tinguely Jean : Study for the Cyclops
Study for the...
1985 IAC engineering office binder related to the installation of the monumental sculpture "The Cyclops" by Jean Tinguely in Milly-La-Forêt. It contains... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Fountain Stravinsky: protection of the pond
Fountain...
1986 Mixed media - acrylic, Indian Ink, black feltpen - sketches and protective suggestions by Jean Tinguely for the Fontain Stravinsky in Paris, signed... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : For the Fountain Stravinsky
For the Fountain...
1984 Mixed media - two offset compositions, 2 Niki de St Phalle stickers, ribbon, confettis, chromo, purple and silver ink -, entirely annotated with... Without
Single work Original signed mixed technique de Tinguely Jean : Auguri of 82
Auguri of 82
1982 Original mixed technique, (acrylic, ink and collages), on cardboard, dedicated and signed "Jean" by the artist lower right. Without
Offset exhibition poster de Tinguely Jean : Sette (7) Balubas &...
Sette (7) Balubas...
1970 Original poster printed in offset, with collage and green springs, for the exhibition of the artist in the Gallery Alexandre Iolas, Milan. Title :... Niki & Jean Posters, Claus von der Osten, n° 60, plate n° 40
Single work Original signed letter de Tinguely Jean : Memorial Jo Siffert
Memorial Jo Siffert
1986 Letter. Offset print in colours with a dedication by Jean Tinguely in black feltpen all around the composition, dated and signed by the artist Without
Single work Signed greeting card de Tinguely Jean : Greeting card - Ragtime
Greeting card -...
1983 Offsetprint, dédicated and signed in pencil by Jean Tinguely to Renzo Piano. Published by IAC, Paris. Without
Single work Original signed letter de Tinguely Jean : Cher Serge
Cher Serge
1985 Letter of Jean Tinguely on screenprint, hand coloured with gouache, black feltpen and pencil, annotated and signed in pencil by the artist. Envelope... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Auguri Serge
Auguri Serge
1988 Letter. Mixed media (acrylic, black feltpen and collages), annotated, dedicated and signed "Jean" by the artist. Envelope joined. Without
Single work Original document de Tinguely Jean : Enflottage de la Fontaine Stravinsky
Enflottage de la...
1983 Invitation. Offset print (slighty hand coloured with acrylic, feltpen and coloured pencil), dedicated and signed "Jean" in pencil by the artist. Niki de St Phalle, Mamac, page 248
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Château-Chinon
Château-Chinon
1988 Letter. Mixed media (acrylic, gold and silver feltpen, collages of paper and fabric) on black paper, dedicated and signed "Jean" by the artist.... Without
Single work Original signed drawing de Tinguely Jean : Merci pour le repas au Brise Miche
Merci pour le repas...
1987 Letter, mixed media (acrylic, China ink, feltpen, collages of selfstickings -in which three by Niki de St Phalle- and fragments of paper) annotated,... Without
Single work Single work de Tinguely Jean : Salut Serge
Salut Serge
1986 Letter, mixed media (Acryl, coloured pencils, pencil, feltpen, ballpoint, collages: ribbons, toy, fragments of papers, etc...) annotated, dédicated... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Greetings 1983
Greetings 1983
1982 Letter. Mixed media (acrylic, coloured pencils, pencil, feltpen, collages: selfstickings, metal, confettis, etc.), dedicated, dated and signed "Jean"... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Salut Serge come sta?
Salut Serge come...
1982 Letter. Mixed media (gouache, acrylic, pencil, feltpen, collages with feather, papers and ribbon), dated, dedicated and signed in feltpen "Jean" by... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Salut Serge, bonjour à tous
Salut Serge,...
1982 Letter, mixed media on paper (wax pencil, ball-point, gouache, feltpen, chromos, Niki de Saint-Phalle adhesiv), signed and dédicated in pencil by... Without
Single work Signed single work de Tinguely Jean : Ici se construit le Crocrodrome et . . .
Ici se construit le...
1977 Project for a poster by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, mixed media on offset ground, dedicated and signed in ball-point by the artist.... Without
Single work Original signed drawing de Tinguely Jean : Fontaine Stravinsky, details
Fontaine...
1982 Letter, mixed media on paper (ball-point, pencil, gouache, collages : ribbon, feather, confettis, coloured papers, chromo,...), focused on the... Without
Single work Drawing de Tinguely Jean : Study for the Fontaine Stravinsky
Study for the...
1982 Drawing in pencil and ball-point, study for the placing of sculptures in the "Fontaine Stravinsky", Paris. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de Tinguely Jean : Fontaine Igor Stravinsky
Fontaine Igor...
1982 Mixed Media - China ink, gouache, colored pencils, black felt-pen, blue and black ball-point - study for the sculptures of "La Fontaine Igor... Without
Exhibition invitation card de Tinguely Jean : Invitation card
Invitation card
1967 Invitation card for the exhibition of the artist in the Gallery Alexandre Iolas, Paris. Without
Signed print de Tinguely Jean : Circus
Circus
Circa 1985 Print, photolithograph and collage of feather after a drawing by Jean Tinguely, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Hannibal II
Hannibal II
1967 Original lithograph, titled and signed in pencil by the artist. R. M. Mason n°100
Signed lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Fontaine Stravinsky
Fontaine Stravinsky
1983 Offset lithograph, heightened in felt-tips, signed by the artist. Without
Original signed lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Homage to the Eiffel Tower
Homage to the...
1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the portfolio "Hommage à la Tour Eiffel". Without
Original signed lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Hannibal
Hannibal
1971 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. R.M. Mason n°99
Screenprint poster de Tinguely Jean : 75 CIO, Lausanne
75 CIO, Lausanne
1990 Original poster, printed in screenprint, signed in the plate. Published for the 75th anniversary of the CIO (Committee international Olympic) of... Niki de St Phalle and Jean Tinguely posters n°121
Signed print de Tinguely Jean : Stravinsky Fountain
Stravinsky Fountain
1983 Photolithograph, signed in pencil by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. Published by the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely posters n°6
Original signed etching de Tinguely Jean : Chaos I
Chaos I
1972 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Cabinet des estampes, Genève. Cabinet des estampes de Genève N°280
Poster de Tinguely Jean : Visitez le Crocrodrome de Zig et Puce
Visitez le...
1977 Offset poster by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle, Centre Georges Pompidou Ed., Paris. Claus von der Osten n°5
Single work Single work de Tinguely Jean : Viva Ferrari
Viva Ferrari
1975 Letter. Mixed technique on paper (ballpoint, watercolour, colored pencils, adhesive images and Scotch tape), signed and dated by the artist. Without
Single work Single work de Tinguely Jean : Caro Giovanni
Caro Giovanni
1974 Letter. Mixed technique on paper, (ballpoint, collages, feather, images adhesive, watercolour, pastels), signed and dated by the artist. On verso of... Without
Single work Single work de Tinguely Jean : Saluti per la famiglia
Saluti per la...
1978 Letter. Mixed technique on paper (ballpoint, colored pencils, inks of colors, images adhesive and Scotch tape), signed in bottom on the right. On... Without
Single work Single work de Tinguely Jean : Happy New Year letter II
Happy New Year...
1978 Mixed technique on paper (ballpoint, watercolour, transfers and images adhesive). Happy New Year letter with handwritten text, dated and signed by... Without
Single work Single work de Tinguely Jean : Happy New Year letter I
Happy New Year...
1978 Happy New Year letter. Mixed technique on paper, inks, watercolour and adhesive images, dated in bottom on the left, signed and dedicated by the... Without
Original signed etching de Tinguely Jean : La Vittoria IV
La Vittoria IV
1970 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Sergio Tosi, Milan. Mason n°197
Single work Signed drawing de Tinguely Jean : Meta-Matic n°8
Meta-Matic n°8
1974 Drawing in feltpens, extracted from the book "Méta-Matic" (Ed. Pierre Hauray, Paris), signed in pencil. Without
Original signed etching de Tinguely Jean : Chaos I
Chaos I
1973 Original etching, signed in pencil. R. M. Mason n° 280
Original signed lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Homage to the Tour Eiffel
Homage to the Tour...
1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, extracted from the portofolio "Hommage à la Tour Eiffel". Proof dedicated in pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Hannibal
Hannibal
1971 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. R. M. Mason n° 99
Lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Homage to the Eiffel Tower
Homage to the...
1989 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, extracted from the portofolio "Hommage à la Tour Eiffel". Without
Lithograph de Tinguely Jean : Requiem for a dead leaf
Requiem for a dead...
1968 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. R.M. Mason n° 115

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
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Bibliographic track & more

To read about the artist :
  • « Jean Tinguely », Kunsthalle, Bâle, 1972
  • « Jean Tinguely, Méta », Pontus-Hulten, Pierre Horay, Paris, 1973
  • « J T., une magie plus forte que la mort », P. Hultén, Ed. Le Chemin vert, 1987
  • « Jean Tinguely », Centre Beaubourg, Paris, 1988
  • « L'énergétique de l'insolence », Conil-Lacoste, La Différence, Paris, 1989
  • « Jean Tinguely », Pontus Hulten, Ed. du Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1992
  • « La fontaine I. Stravinsky », E. Amzallag-Augé, Ed. du Centre Pompidou, 2009
  • « Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely », cat. d'expo., Artrust Ed. Melano, 2015
  • « Jean Tinguely : Torpedo Institut », O. Suter, Ed. Patrick Frey, 2015
  • « Jean Tinguely, rétrospective », K. M., Cabanas et autres, Walther Konig Verlag, 2016
To read from the artist :
  • « L'art est révolte », National Zeitung, Suisse, 1967
  • « Des machines folles qui ne servent à rien », in Archives RTS, 2016
Website :
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Mouvements de l'art

  • + NEW-DADAISM / 1950-1960 / General Idea, Nam June Paik, etc.
  • + NEW REALITIES / 1946-1956 / Etienne Béothy, Marcelle Cahn, etc.
  • + NEW REALISM / 1960-1970 / Gérard Deschamps, François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, etc.
  • + ESPACE GROUP / 1951 / Felix Del Marle, Etienne Béothy, etc.
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