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Crazy, like being at the fair.

Meta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia, Jean Tinguely, 1987, Museum Tinguely 

«I want to create something fun, something for children to climb and jump around on. I want it to be appealing, impressive, happy and crazy, like being at the fair,» is what Swiss artist Jean Tinguely is said to have proclaimed before he began work on this fascinating sculpture. Visitors are no longer allowed to climb on the sculpture, but it is worth seeing nonetheless. It perfectly demonstrates the artist's obsession with creating entire metamechanical worlds. 

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