John Chamberlain, ‘Pleasant Beast’, 1990, Bentley Gallery
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John Chamberlain

Pleasant Beast, 1990

Painted steel
66 × 70 × 53 in
167.6 × 177.8 × 134.6 cm
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Phoenix
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John Chamberlain
American, 1927–2011
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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.

John Chamberlain, ‘Pleasant Beast’, 1990, Bentley Gallery
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About the work
John Chamberlain
American, 1927–2011
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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.

John Chamberlain

Pleasant Beast, 1990

Painted steel
66 × 70 × 53 in
167.6 × 177.8 × 134.6 cm
Unique
Sold
Location
Phoenix
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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