one of the meta-mechanical kinetic sculptures in the 'Méta-Herbin' series, made of painted steel and an electric motor, by Jean Tinguely, 1954

Jean Tinguely 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.

Jean Tinguely

Jean Tinguely ‘Metamechanical Sculpture with Tripod’, 1954 © The estate of Jean…

Jean Tinguely Machinespektakel - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Jean Tinguely Machinespektakel - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

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An original signer of the manifesto of New Realism, sculptor Jean Tinguely used his Metamechanic sculptures to redefine the roles of abstract sculpture and machines in society.

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