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

End of the World II

Preparatory drawing

Material / technique: Pencil, colour felt-tip pen, blue ballpoint pen
Size: 22.8 x 30.2 cm
Inv.Number: 4124
Creditline: Museum Tinguely, Basel

At the beginning of 1962 various galleries in the USA showed Tinguely’s work. During his stay on the west coast, he was commissioned by the NBC television network to conduct a “Study for an End of the World”. As the setting for his structure, he chose the car park of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.