A tribute to Marcel Duchamp, this work was originally a tool used to grind chocolate beans. On the grinder, a metal plate indicates its origin: "Société Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements A.SAVY, JEAN JEAN & CIE", a company specialized in the manufacture of cocoa mills since 1778. The circular structure comprises a cast-steel body with two granite wheels, one of which is encircled with metal. The two stone wheels turn upon an axis, along a perfectly flat path. An exterior geared wheel connected the grinder to its motor. The work was installed in January 1978.
Work de Jean Tinguely
La Broyeuse de chocolat, 1978
Hommage à Marcel Duchamp
- TitreLa Broyeuse de chocolat (The Chocolate Grinder)
- Sous-titreHommage à Marcel Duchamp (Tribute to Marcel Duchamp)
- Type d'élémentWork