Fontaine de Chateau-Chinon: construction et inauguration

NiKi painting profile
NiKi painting profile

Painting elements of the Chateau Chinon fountain

Niki painting profile 02
Niki painting profile 02

Painting profile for Chateau-Chinon

Loading the truck
Loading the truck

Leaving Soisy for Chateau-Chinon

bringing the sculptures
bringing the sculptures

Arriving in Chateau-Chinon. Haligon and Jean Tinguely

Beginning of installation
Beginning of installation

Tinguely's machines and engines are already set

Niki and Tinguely freezing in place
Niki and Tinguely freezing in place

Niki and Tinguely discussing the installation details

Beginnings
Beginnings

Setting up the first sculptures on Tinguely's machines

Installations 01
Installations 01

installations in the snow.

installing the face
installing the face

In front of Chateau-Chinon City Hall

Tinguely and Niki at work
Tinguely and Niki at work

Discussing details

Fixing the profile
Fixing the profile

Fixing the profile on the machine

carrying the hand
carrying the hand

Bringing the hand

G.Haligon and the hand
G.Haligon and the hand

Gérard Haligon setting up the hand under Tinguely's command

Profile waiting
Profile waiting

Profile waiting to be installed

Profile fixed
Profile fixed

Profile now fixed on Tinguely's motorized machine

Niki on the phone with President
Niki on the phone with President

In the hotel of Chateau-Chinon, talking with French President Mitterrand who was a former mayor of Chateau-Chinon

Niki and Tinguely relaxing
Niki and Tinguely relaxing
Niki and Tinguely posing for fun
Niki and Tinguely posing for fun

Niki and Tinguely happy as work is nearly finished

Niki monitoring dragon installation
Niki monitoring dragon installation

Niki watching over the Dragon face installation

Niki overlooking the works
Niki overlooking the works

Niki monitoring the setting up of elements

Niki and Tinguely lunch in town
Niki and Tinguely lunch in town

Niki, Tinguely and Milena with waitress at the Chateau-Chinon restaurant

Niki in the pond
Niki in the pond
Holding the Nana
Holding the Nana

Installing the element Nana in the pond

workshop in the snow
workshop in the snow

protected on air workshop inside the pond

Niki, Tinguely and Marcelo Zitel
Niki, Tinguely and Marcelo Zitel

Niki with Jean Tinguely and Marcelo Zitelli, Niki's assistant

Niki, Tinguely feeling the cold
Niki, Tinguely feeling the cold

Niki and Tinguely freezing but happy in Chateau-Chinon

Tinguely setting mechanisms
Tinguely setting mechanisms

Tinguely and assistant Seppi Imhof welding

Tinguely and Robert Haligon
Tinguely and Robert Haligon

Jean Tinguely andRobert Haligon under the watchful eyes of Niki wearing a favorite hat

Robert Haligon and the face
Robert Haligon and the face

Robert Haligon and the Face, one of the composite elements aked in his workshop

Tinguely holding a sculpture
Tinguely holding a sculpture

Tinguely avoiding to look at the blinding light of the welding flame

Niki and Tinguely watching
Niki and Tinguely watching
Niki and Etienne Baulieu
Niki and Etienne Baulieu

Niki with friend Professor Etienne Baulieu