FEBRUARY 1, 1999
A hint of things to come?
In 1960 Tinguely demonstrated his first large self-destructive sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It failed to destroy itself successfully and had to be finished off by members of the New York Fire Department after setting itself on fire.
Tinguely's later works were more effective thanks largely to the use of explosives. This unique artistic talent is a strangeÊthingÊforÊa Formula 1 team to wish to associate itself with, but then Sauber's launches have always been rather bizarre affairs.