Jean Tinguely, Méta-Herbin, Trépied en fer, tiges métalliques, fils de fer, formes en métal et carton peints et moteur électrique, 1955, 124,8 x 52,5 x 75 cm

Jean Tinguely

Jean Tinguely paid tribute to the formal language of abstract avant-garde with his meta-mechanical sculpture in 1955. Presented the same year in the exhibition Le Mouvement at the Denise René Gallery, alongside works by Vasarely and Alexander Calder, Méta-Herbin goes beyond the static state of painting. Powered by a motor, it constantly reconfigures the space with its subtle play of shape and colour, similar to Calder’s mobiles, whose metal elements move depending on the motion of the air.

Fondation Gandur pour l'Art collection

For more information: a catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition At the heart of abstraction. Fondation Gandur pour l’Art collection
Editor: Fondation Maeght
Prefaces: Adrien Maeght and Jean Claude Gandur
Texts: Yan Schubert and Lucie Pfeiffer
Reproduction of all exhibited works
184 pages

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