Fontaine de Chateau-Chinon: construction et inauguration

NiKi painting profile
NiKi painting profile

Painting elements of the Chateau Chinon fountain

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Niki painting profile 02
Niki painting profile 02

Painting profile for Chateau-Chinon

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Loading the truck
Loading the truck

Leaving Soisy for Chateau-Chinon

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bringing the sculptures
bringing the sculptures

Arriving in Chateau-Chinon. Haligon and Jean Tinguely

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Beginning of installation
Beginning of installation

Tinguely's machines and engines are already set

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

Niki and Tinguely discussing the installation details

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Beginnings
Beginnings

Setting up the first sculptures on Tinguely's machines

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Installations 01
Installations 01

installations in the snow.

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installing the face
installing the face

In front of Chateau-Chinon City Hall

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Tinguely and Niki at work
Tinguely and Niki at work

Discussing details

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Fixing the profile
Fixing the profile

Fixing the profile on the machine

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carrying the hand
carrying the hand

Bringing the hand

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

Gérard Haligon setting up the hand under Tinguely's command

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Profile waiting
Profile waiting

Profile waiting to be installed

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Profile fixed
Profile fixed

Profile now fixed on Tinguely's motorized machine

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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

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

Niki and Tinguely happy as work is nearly finished

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Niki monitoring dragon installation
Niki monitoring dragon installation

Niki watching over the Dragon face installation

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Niki overlooking the works
Niki overlooking the works

Niki monitoring the setting up of elements

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

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

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

Installing the element Nana in the pond

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workshop in the snow
workshop in the snow

protected on air workshop inside the pond

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

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

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

Niki and Tinguely freezing but happy in Chateau-Chinon

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Tinguely setting mechanisms
Tinguely setting mechanisms

Tinguely and assistant Seppi Imhof welding

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Tinguely and Robert Haligon
Tinguely and Robert Haligon

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

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Robert Haligon and the face
Robert Haligon and the face

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

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Tinguely holding a sculpture
Tinguely holding a sculpture

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

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

Niki with friend Professor Etienne Baulieu

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Fountain working!
Fountain working!

The first moments of the Fountain joyously spreading water

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Inauguration day
Inauguration day

Waiting for the president

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President Mitterrand and Niki
President Mitterrand and Niki

Smiling President François Mitterrand and Niki at the inauguration

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President and dignitaries
President and dignitaries

President François Mitterrand at the fountain inauguration, with Tinguely and Niki in the background

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Niki with Mitterrand and Tinguely
Niki with Mitterrand and Tinguely

smiling Niki, François Mitterrand and Tinguely watching as the fountain does its thing

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