Tinguely is one of the icons of modern art and world‑renowned for his moving sculptures of rusty iron and waste material that work as machines but serve no useful purpose.
Since the 1950s, his grinding, squeaking, spouting and banging oeuvre has created an indelible impression in the art world and particularly outside it. Tinguely’s large, rattling machines and colourful objects are vital and cheerful, as well as being poetic and sometimes ironic.
This is art that will surprise and bring a smile to everyone’s face, especially children, simply because everything moves!
'Jean Tinguely, Alles beweegt!', THOTH publishing house (ISBN 978 90 6868 455 1), € 24,90, only in Dutch
H.J.A. Hofland, 'Zichtbare Muziek', Waanders publishing house (ISBN 978 90 400 8432 4), € 13,95, only in Dutch
With thanks to
Museum Tinguely, Bazel