L'œuvre Baluba - Centre Pompidou




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Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Adagp, Paris

À propos de l'œuvre

Jean Tinguely (1925 - 1991)


1961 - 1962

Métal, fil de fer, objets en plastique, plumeau, baril, moteur

187 x 56,5 x 45 cm Poids : 150 kg


Achat, 1982

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1981-851

Description for the presentation 2010 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Not long after the creation of the New Realist group, Jean Tinguely produced theBaluba series, using all sorts of everyday objects: plastic toys, furs, scrap iron and more. In their general aesthetic, these are comparable to Daniel Spoerri’s snare-pictures or Arman’s trash-cans. Tinguely was in some way parodying classical sculpture, for he used metal drums as plinths, and was careful in the arrangement of elements, here crowned with a feather duster, as if in place of a hat. But when viewers press on the foot-pedal and set the sculpture into motion they witness a joyful sight as all the su...

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