On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the "Nouveaux Réalistes" artists’ group, a festival was organized in Milan in November 1970. Jean Tinguely’s contribution was La Vittoria, a majestic golden penis installed in front of the Milan cathedral, where it spurted fireworks and was then consumed by flames.
1925-1991, lived and worked in Paris
JEAN TINGUELY, LA VITTORIA (LA VICTOIRE/THE VICTORY), 1970, PUBLIÉE DANS/PUBLISHED IN: HULTÉN, PONTUS. TINGUELY: CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, MUSÉE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, 8 DÉCEMBRE 1988–27 MARS 1989. PARIS: CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, 1988, PP. 198–199, © JEAN TINGUELY, ÉDITIONS DU CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, PARIS