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More about Jean Tinguely’s Le rêve de Sofia Loren

For some reason, I am the top post about this work, which kinda bugs me since I was hoping to actually see a picture of the thing (not bad anyway since it’s stashed away somewhere in the Museum of Modern Art in Brussels)

Anyway, it’s also mentioned at Recherches en histoire de l’art contemporain in the post La métaphysique dans la sculpture de Jean Tinguely: Axes de recherche.   Of course, it’s just mentioned since I think very few people have seen the thing in the past 21 years. My comment that “you push a button and the thing started moving and making noise” is about as erudite as you will get about the work for above reason.

But what do you expect from an artist who made a self destruction sculpture (Homage to New York, which you can sort of see in videos)?

What izzit?

By mistake, I pasted the following into a response and thought about leaving it:

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A little hint by providing a QR code if you have any thoughts that this might be a password.

It’s more of a bleed through from my real blogging passion (that is not an optical effect in the centre).  I wasn’t sure what exactly a QR code was when I first saw one on an advert at a train station.  I thought it might be the work of one of those Banksy types who have tended to proliferate with work of varying quality–mostly crap.

I like this from the Wikipedia article on Banksy:

Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself;[9][10]
however, art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street
art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the
winning bidder.

Somebody say something about one being born every minute?

If you figure out what is going on here, you will find that my taste in art is a bit more traditional–although clever modern “art” is appreciated.

I do find Banksy to be quite clever–even if I can’t hang his work in my front room.

But would I really want to anyway?

BTW, don’t waste your time or freedom trying to use this as a password.  It is what it purports to be.

Homage to New York

OK, I really loved Jean Tinguely’s Le rêve de Sofia Loren when the Museum of Modern Art in Brussels had it out. Of course, I liked it because you pushed a button and it started up, causing the museum guards to go nuts. That is my theory on why it vanished to storage.

But, good art is meant to be experienced.

In that spirit, I bring you Jean Tinguely’s most renowned work: Homage to New York

Here’s a better idea of what is going on in the above picture.

Don’t blink–

I understand that the entrance to New Barnes Museum (subject of the film “The Art of the Steal”) in Philadelphia is going to have a sculpture commissioned just for it by Jean Tinguely of Albert Barnes spinning in his grave.