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

La Vittoria - Milan


Material / technique: Black felt-tip pen, blue ballpoint pen and pencil on white drawing paper
Size: 32 x 43 cm
Inv.Number: 4053
Creditline: Museum Tinguely, Basel

For the tenth anniversary of the “Nouveaux Réalistes” artists’ group, a festival was organised in Milan in November 1970. Tinguely’s contribution was “La Vittoria“, a majestic gold penis set up in front of Milan Cathedral and then burned to the ground with fireworks and smoke in the course of a happening.