Jean Tinguely

1925 (Fribourg, Switzerland) – 1991 (Bern)

He met Spoerri in 1949 and Klein and Saint Phalle (who later became his second wife and great collaborator) in the 1950’s. Christo, Klein, Arman and Saint Phalle were fellow-members of the Paris-based Nouveaux Réalistes. Breer and he planned an exhibition of motion in art while sitting on a rooftop in the night-time rain, he collaborated with Spoerri, Kienholz and Rauschenberg, and attached motors to Klein’s paintings in a joint show. Duchamp and he were mutual admirers, while Rauschenberg, Chamberlain and Klüver met and helped him when he stayed with Huelsenbeck in New York.