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Jean TINGUELY: Méta-Matic 17.

Jean TINGUELY Meta-Matic 17, 1957   Jean TINGUELY Meta-Matic 17, back, 1957
Front   Back (detail)

India ink on paper on a sheet of white paper on the front side. On the back side, Iris Clert rubberstamp on the top of the sheet with title: "IC - n°17 de TINGUELY ... META-MATIC". 23.4x14 cm.
Jean Tinguely showed the Meta-Matic machines for the first time in July 1959 at Galerie Iris Clert . The Meta-Matic 17 machine participed in the first Paris Biennale, "La Biennale des Jeunes", the same year, in October.

Jean Tinguely showed the Meta-Matic machines for the first time in July 1959 at Galerie Iris Clert, Paris. The Meta-Matic 17 machine participed in the first Paris Biennale, "La Biennale des Jeunes", the same year, in October.

Text from the catalogue "1960 Les Nouveaux Réalistes", MAM/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1986, p. 62:





Jean TINGUELY: Méta. 1964-65.
Exhibition catalogue.
Made of 22 accordion-folded panels printed on one side, b/w photolithograph. Inside a hard cover. Folded: 22.2x17.2 cm. Unfolded: 22.2x369,60 cm. For the show at galerie A. Iolas, Paris, December 10, 1964 - January 9, 1965. Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Paris, 1964.




Jean TINGUELY: La Vittoria. 1970.
For the portfolio of photographs, documents and projects of "La Vittoria" an anarchical, self-destroying monument realized in Milano, in the Piazza Duomo on November 28th 1970. Text in Italian, German and English, 16 full-page colored reproducing the 16 plates of the portfolio. On heavy glossy paper. Spiral bound. 15x11 cm. S. Tosi, Milan, 1970. VG+.




Jean TINGUELY. Machines de Tinguely. 1971.
Exhibition catalogue.
(112)p./pl. Texts in French by E. Michaud and Tinguely, bio, biblio and filmography. Softcover. 22x16 cm. Layout by Tinguely. Show at the Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, May 12-July 5, 1971. CNAC, Paris, 1971.




Jean TINGUELY Vive la Liberté. 1972 From the artist wallpaper collection "XARTWALLS"  


Vive la Liberté. 1972.

Artist's wallpaper.

Full roll of wallpaper.
1000 cm x 53 cm (approx. 33 feet x 20.85 in.).

From the artist's wallpapers collection "XARTWALLS".
Published by XART Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 1972.
Printed by Marburger Tapetenfabrik, Kirchhain, Germany.
Not signed nor titled, as issued.

This pattern (see the picture) is repeated all along the 1000 cm, some 17 times.

Available with silver, white or pink backgrounds.

Shown at Documenta 5, 1972.

Participating artists in this "Xartwalls collection":
P. Wunderlich, J. Tinguely, P. Phillips, N. de Saint Phalle, A. Jones, W. Berges, G. Alviani.

The xartcollection was created in 1968 in Zurich, Switzerland by Sandro Bocola and three partners: Heinz Bütler, Rolf Fehlbaum and Erwin Meierhofer.
Xartcollection's concept was to industrially produce three dimensional "Multiples" in limited and signed editions. The company's philosophy was to make contemporary Art available to a large public and its "Multiples" where sold worldwide in art galleries, design- and furniture stores namely at "Wohnbedarf" in Switzerland.
Internationally renowned artists such as Max Bill, Getulio Alviani, Richard Hamilton (artist), Allen Jones (sculptor), Joe Tilson, Peter Phillips (artist) and others participated in this project. Most of xartcollection's "Multiples" were produced by the firm of Reif, Relo-Kunststoffe in Lörrach, Germany.

In 1971 xartcollection also created "Xart Walls" which industrially produced wallpapers designed by known artists such as Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle. The "Xart Walls" where manufactured by the firm "Marburg Wallcoverings" in Kirchhain, Germany. (after Wikipedia)




Jean TINGUELY: Méta. 1973.

Jean TINGUELY: Méta. 1973

Object-book. Artist monograph.
363 pages, 519 illustrations, 34 pages on transparent paper, 13 color plates of which 6 folding, numerous photos and film frames,
Text in French by Pontus Hulten.
Pictorial (silkscreen print in colors) cloth binding in a valise shape with metal lock closure and handle.
- An original drawing "Meta-Matic N°6" signed by Tinguely in black pencil on the lower margin, dated on the back.
- A 33 1/3 rpm record (Diam. 17.5 cm, 7") attached with metal brad inside the back cover entitled "Sounds belonging to Pontus Hulten's book on Jean Tinguely's work, "Méta".
P. Horay, Paris, F., 1973. 1st edition.
As new, still in the publisher's cardboard packaging.







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