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John Chamberlain, ‘Rare Meat’, 1977, Colby College Museum of Art
John Chamberlain, ‘Rare Meat’, 1977, Colby College Museum of Art
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Rare Meat, 1977

Painted and chromium-plated steel
82 1/2 × 30 1/2 × 17 3/4 in
209.6 × 77.5 × 45.1 cm
Location
Waterville
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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, ‘Rare Meat’, 1977, Colby College Museum of Art
John Chamberlain, ‘Rare Meat’, 1977, Colby College Museum of Art
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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.

Rare Meat, 1977

Painted and chromium-plated steel
82 1/2 × 30 1/2 × 17 3/4 in
209.6 × 77.5 × 45.1 cm
Location
Waterville
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