Jean Tinguely

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The Tinguely Fountain in front of the Tinguely Museum in Basel

Jean Tinguely (May 22, 1925 - August 30, 1991) was a Swiss painter and sculptor. He is best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition; known officially as metamechanics.

He was born in Freiburg, Switzerland.

He grew up in Basel and belonged to the Parisian avantgarde in 1950s and 60s.

In 1961 he married Niki de Saint-Phalle.

He built Le Cyclop (http://www.art-public.com/cyclop/).

He died in Bern.

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