Blanc - Blanc + Ombre
Artwork: Blanc - Blanc + Ombre
Size: 60 x 48.2 x 15 cm
Medium: Painted metal elements on painted wooden box with wooden pulleys, rubber belt, metal fixtures and electric motor
Creation year: 1955
Marks: Signed, titled and dated 1955 on the side
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Galerie Buren, Stockholm; Private Collection, Luxemburg; Collection P. Wurth, Brussels; Galerie Beyeler, Basel; Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich (acquired from the previous in 1983); Galerie von Bartha, Zurich; Acquired from the previous by the present owner in 2012
Exhibition history: New York, Staempfli Gallery, Sculptures and Meta-Matic Drawing Machines by Jean Tinguely of Paris, January - February 1960; New York, The Jewish Museum, Two Kinetic Sculptors: Nicolas Schoffer -Jean Tinguely, November 1965 - January 1966; Zurich, Galerie Renee Ziegler, Schwarz auf Weiss – Weiss auf Schwarz, 1986; Basel, Museum Tinguely, Jean le Jeune: Jean Tinguely’s politische und kunstlerische Basler Lehrjahre und das Fruhwerk bis 1959, September 2002 - March 2003, p. 139, illustrated; Klagenfurt, Galerie Klagenfurt, Jean Tinguely – was sich bewegt – halt besser, June - September 2003; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, The Spirit of White, November 2003 - March 2004, p. 71, no. 54, illustrated in colour (installation view); Basel, Museum Tinguely; and Solothurn, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Les Livres de Vie: Eva Aeppli und ihre Kunstlerfreunde, January - November 2006; Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely, October 2009 - January 2010, p. 138 (text); Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Die Kunst der Entschleunigung: Bewegung und Ruhe in der Kunst von Caspar David Friedrich bis Ai Weiwei, November 2011 - April 2012, p. 147, illustrated in colour (incorrectly illustrated)

Sotheby's London

Date: 2017-06-28
Lot Number: 42