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Work de Jean Tinguely

La Porte-levis, 1980—1986

  • TitreLa Porte-levis (The Drawdoor)
  • Autre titre
    • La Porte hayon (The Hatch door)
  • Créateur
  • Type d'élémentWork


This solid door was designed by Jean Tinguely to prevent vandals – whom he called “penetrators” – from entering Le Cyclop. Comprising pieces of tarnished sheet metal and painted black, the door is fixed horizontally to the ceiling. It can be folded down and placed against the first Boss Tor door. Welded by Seppi Imhof, it weighs about 800 kg.

Lieux et dates



  • Matériaux
  • Numéro d'inventaireFNAC 95419 (16)
  • Dimensions320 x 270 x 32 cm
  • Weight800 kilos