Ready for Paris I

Just in front of the Centre Pompidou you will see a strange and noisy water installation. It’s called the Strawinski Fountain, created by swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925 – 1991) and his french wife Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 – 2002). The 16 moving and water spitting units refer to important compositions by Igor Stravinsky.
Tinguely is known for his mechanical and dark constructions, while Niki creates colorful and female sculptures. The Strawinski Fountain in front of the Centre Pompidou is one of their most important works.