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Jean Tinguely

Tinguely, Jean (zhäN tăNglēˈ) [key], 1925–91, Swiss artist. Tinguely is best known for his "metamechanics," electromechanical sculptures that perform tasks such as painting or playing music. Most celebrated of these works is Homage to New York (1959), a machine that destroyed itself when set into motion.

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