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Jean Tinguely, ‘12th New York Film Festival’, 1974, ArtWise
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12th New York Film Festival, 1974

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42 × 42 in
106.7 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 800
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$750
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Brooklyn
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First release promotional poster for the 12th Annual New York Film Festival presented by the Film …

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First release promotional poster for the 12th Annual New York Film Festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, September - October 1974. Printed by List Art Posters

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B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age
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Jean Tinguely
Swiss, 1925–1991
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A pioneer of kinetic sculpture, Jean Tinguely worked in the Dada tradition, satirizing industrial society’s overproduction of material with his complex assemblages of metal and machinery. Of his most renowned kinetic sculpture, Homage to New York (1960), Tinguely said, “it’s a sculpture, it’s a picture, it’s an accompanist, it’s a poet, it’s decoration—this machine is a situation.” He fabricated the 27-by-30-foot contraption from recycled metal scraps and designed it to self-destruct at the culmination of a half-hour performance, explaining, “the destruction is necessary because this machine is a grandiose spectacle that must live intensely.” Tragicomically, a firefighter intervened when flames burst out, so it never played out as intended during the single performance held in MoMA’s sculpture garden; however, the idea that an intensive, creative life leads to self-destruction lives on in Tinguely’s legacy.

Jean Tinguely, ‘12th New York Film Festival’, 1974, ArtWise
Jean Tinguely, ‘12th New York Film Festival’, 1974, ArtWise
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About the work
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ArtWise
Brooklyn
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First release promotional poster for the 12th Annual New York Film Festival presented by the Film …

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First release promotional poster for the 12th Annual New York Film Festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, September - October 1974. Printed by List Art Posters

Medium
Print
Condition
B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Jean Tinguely
Swiss, 1925–1991
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A pioneer of kinetic sculpture, Jean Tinguely worked in the Dada tradition, satirizing industrial society’s overproduction of material with his complex assemblages of metal and machinery. Of his most renowned kinetic sculpture, Homage to New York (1960), Tinguely said, “it’s a sculpture, it’s a picture, it’s an accompanist, it’s a poet, it’s decoration—this machine is a situation.” He fabricated the 27-by-30-foot contraption from recycled metal scraps and designed it to self-destruct at the culmination of a half-hour performance, explaining, “the destruction is necessary because this machine is a grandiose spectacle that must live intensely.” Tragicomically, a firefighter intervened when flames burst out, so it never played out as intended during the single performance held in MoMA’s sculpture garden; however, the idea that an intensive, creative life leads to self-destruction lives on in Tinguely’s legacy.

12th New York Film Festival, 1974

Serigraph
42 × 42 in
106.7 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 800
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$750
Ships from Brooklyn, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $39 rest of world
Location
Brooklyn
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
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