"Drawing of a technic construction with applied feather"  by Jean Tinguely

"Drawing of a technic construction with applied feather"  by Jean Tinguely


"Drawing of a technic construction with applied feather" 

by Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) 

Offset lithograph in colors with applied feather and butterfly sticker on wove paper ‘Fabriano’ Switzerland, c. 1970
Signed lower right in pencil ‘Tinguely’
46.6 x 33.5 cm, Frame: 48 x 35 cm
 Provenance: Private property, Italy

This offset lithograph in colors with an applied turquoise feather as well as butterfly sticker, was created by the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely in c. 1970. An important representative of New Realism, Tinguely incorporated themes like water (construction of fountains) and memento mori in the form of processed scrap and animalistic materials into his constructions. Also this work is in its combination of different colors, shapes, fonts and materials reminiscent of a construction drawing.

Jean Tinguely (1925-1991)
The Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely, born in 1925 in Freiburg, got renowned for his mobile, machine-like sculptures. His first free works of art are made of wire, wire-plate-compositions as well as characters from colorful sheet metal part. His abstract works reflect the elements of Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, and Auguste Herbin. Tinguely's cinetic sculptures are considered to be cheerful, playful and funny. In 1960 he became a member of the Artists' Association ‚Nouveaux Réalistes’ (New Realists) which was founded and under the direction of Pierre Restany. In the same year Tinguely caused attention by his large machines made of scrap in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His later works are extended by the factor of light, producing numerous light sculptures.

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