John Chamberlain, ‘Famous Last Words’, 1990, inde/jacobs

Entire portfolio of 10 lithographs "Famous Last Words." Project completed with poet Robert Creeley.

Signature: Each print signed and numbered by John Chamberlain. Colophon is signed and numbered by Robert Creeley and John Chamberlain. Creeley and Chamberlain were friends from their time at Black Mountain College.

Publisher: Ten Coconut, Shelter Island/Novak Graphics, Toronto

About John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain is best known for his twisting sculptures made from scrap metal and banged up, discarded automobile parts and other industrial detritus. “My work has nothing to do with car wrecks,“ he has said. “I believe common materials are the best materials.” With its emphasis on paint finishes and the raw materials’ lines and seams, his work has been described as a kind of three-dimensional Abstract Expressionist painting. While his breakthrough work dates form the 1960s (namely in sculpture), he has also more recently worked with large-scale photography.

American, 1927-2011, Rochester, Indiana, based in Shelter Island, New York