Artwork: Meta-Malevich
Size: 61.2 x 49 x 16 cm
Medium: Painted metal elements on painted wooden box with wooden pulleys, rubber belt, metal fixtures and electric motor
Creation year: 1954
Marks: Signed and dated 54 on the side
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Galerie Arnaud, Paris; Private Collection, Luxembourg; Collection P. Wurth, Brussels ; Galerie Beyeler, Basel; Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich (acquired from the previous in 1984); Galerie Ziegler SA, Zurich (acquired from the previous in 2009); Acquired from the previous by the present owner in 2013
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Arnaud, Automates, Sculptures et Reliefs mecaniques de Tinguely, 1954; Turin, Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Jean Tinguely 1954-1987, November 1987 - January 1988; Zurich, Galerie Renee Ziegler, Jubilaumsausstellung (30 Jahre Galerie), 1989; Aarau, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Equilibre, September - November 1993, p. 176, illustrated; Zurich, Haus fur Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst; Neuchatel, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire; and Frankfurt, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Regel und Abweichung, Schweiz Konstruktiv 1960-1997, October 1997 - November 1998; Basel, Museum Jean Tinguely, Jean le Jeune, September 2002 - March 2003; Klagenfurt, Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Jean Tinguely, June - September 2003, p. 34, illustrated; Solothurn, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Les Livres de Vie: Eva Aeppli und ihre Kunstlerfreunde, August - November 2006; Hamburg, Kunsthalle Hamburger, Ikone der Moderne: Das Schwarze Quadrat, March - June 2007; Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely, October 2009 - January 2010, p. 138 (text); Zurich, Galerie Ziegler SA, Hommage an Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), Maschinen 1955 - 1991, 2011

Sotheby's London

Date: 2017-03-08
Lot Number: 29