Museum Tinguely

Collection of Museum Tinguely

Works and work groups belonging to all phases of Jean Tinguely’s career are to be found in the museum's collection. Along with selected temporary loans, they afford the visitor an extensive view of the artist’s career. Apart from sculptures, the collection furthermore comprises a large number of drawings and letter-drawings, documents, exhibition posters, catalogues and documentation such as photographs. In the measure of the possible all the exhibits are accessible to the public and regularly shown, be it in the permanent collection or as loans to exhibitions worldwide.

The museum’s collections are the result of a generous donation by the artist’s widow, Niki de Saint Phalle, made on the occasion of its foundation, a donation of works from the Roche collection, as well as several other gifts and acquisitions.

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Jean Tinguely

Chariot No. 2 - Chariot intérieur No. 1


Material / technique: Blue and black ballpoint pen on sketchpad paper
Size: 28 x 35 cm
Inv.Number: 3835
Creditline: Museum Tinguely, Basel

On this sheet, which he sent to Pontus Hulten, Tinguely sketched a few sculptures that he was exhibiting at the Dwan Gallery in Los Angeles. The large chariot sculpture is “Hannibal No. 1”, which Robert Rauschenberg later donated to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.