Jean Tinguely


Jean Tinguely, ‘Metamechanical Sculpture with Tripod’ 1954
Metamechanical Sculpture with Tripod 1954
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Jean Tinguely (22 May 1925 – 30 August 1991) was a Swiss 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.

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