"Takis, Sculptor Who Made Art From Moving Parts, Dies at 93," Online obituary of The New York Times
by Roberta Smith, September 1, 2019
His Kinetic works could resemble science projects or unfinished constructions. When they were activated, their movements could startle, educate and entertain.
On Jan. 3, 1969, the Kinetic artist known as Takis marched into the Museum of Modern Art. He entered an exhibition called “The Machine at the End of the Mechanical Age” and, with the help of several friends, removed his “Tele-Sculpture,” a compact work from 1960 involving two painted spheres attached to wires revolving around an electromagnet and a small motor.
Takis said he had not been asked about includ
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