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Jean Tinguely



Material / technique: Blue ballpoint pen and blue felt-tip pen bleeding onto white paper
Size: 21.8 x 28 cm
Inv.Number: 3880
Creditline: Museum Tinguely, Basel

As usual, Tinguely sent Pontus Hulten a report of this trip, incorporating cultural elements from his host country. Here is a transcription of the French text of his letter: SuZuki -> HONDA -> MORitz / CARONAKi - SalutAKi ÂKLARAKA / PONtusuKi -> HulteNAKU / TRés influence pAR l'IKebANA (loupé) / - populAiRe des JApONAis j'Ai / fAit/toute/suite/Mieux/ J Ai fAit des IKebANA / vie PRovisoiRe / StAbilisééé > BidoN ->/ mAis en donnANt quElquE chôse de / NouveAux dANs les RAppoRt - MEC - MASchiNe / Comme il tRAiNe tous pAR teRRe ici / fAut que les ScultuRe Aussi se couche / ->Je me RApellle plus si je te l'Aie dit mais il y  dix Mille petit BAR AUX CentRe de TOKYO / J ai vu / une Piece / du THeAtRe - dANce - ConceRt - messe (CAtholiquE) / HieR jai Assistés  4 heuRes du mAtiN  un incendie tRés beauX / dANs UN NiGHtClub: les POMPieRs de TOKYO soNt tRés beaux Aussi!! / du CeRisiéR : le deliRe d'ABORD : LeNt - mAis AloRs LENT coMMe LENT / UN tRuc qui duRe 5 MiNUTES eN EUROPe c'étAis 5 HeuRes / MAis FORmidAble -> seNsAssstioNelllle et Beaux / ARt totAl -> GeNRe ZiNG-ZiNG. Toi CA VA?? / MON ADResse : si jAmais tu voudRAis m'écRiRe???? / A pARtiR du 24 MARS / DWAN GAlleRY / 10846 LiNDBROOK - DRiVe / Los ANGeles 34 Calif. SAlutAKi  CARLORAKi

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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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