John Chamberlain, ‘Reliefs 1960-1982, Exhibition Catalogue Ringling (SIGNED)’, 1983, Alpha 137 Gallery
John Chamberlain, ‘Reliefs 1960-1982, Exhibition Catalogue Ringling (SIGNED)’, 1983, Alpha 137 Gallery
John Chamberlain, ‘Reliefs 1960-1982, Exhibition Catalogue Ringling (SIGNED)’, 1983, Alpha 137 Gallery
John Chamberlain, ‘Reliefs 1960-1982, Exhibition Catalogue Ringling (SIGNED)’, 1983, Alpha 137 Gallery
John Chamberlain, ‘Reliefs 1960-1982, Exhibition Catalogue Ringling (SIGNED)’, 1983, Alpha 137 Gallery

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN
Reliefs 1960-1982
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, Florida
January 28-March 27, 1983
EXTREMELY SCARCE
HAND SIGNED BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN
It is difficult to find any ephemera hand signed by the late John Chamberlain, and this is thus a rare gem.
It is a vintage softcover catalogue with stiff wraps published on the occasion of the above exhibition. The artist has boldly signed his name in blue ink on the title page in his distinctive and inimitable signature.
The catalogue essay is by Michael Auping. This volume features 34 color plates. It measures 8.5 by 11 inches and has 96 pages. At the end is a detailed Checklist of the works in the exhibition and a Biographical Chronology.
The previous owner highlighted only one paragraph with a yellow highlighter - a telling sentence from a Q and A with the artist who explains that he wanted the reliefs to be more like pictures and less about the material. Other than Chamberlains bold signature there are no other markings.
There is some shelfwear to the covers, front and back, but the catalogue is otherwise in very good vintage condition.
Uniquely signed - A real collectible!!! A must have for serious John Chamberlain fans and followers.

Signature: Hand signed on the inside title page.

Publisher: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota, Florida

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

Exhibition Highlights

2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Gagosian Grosvenor Hill
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Gagosian Grosvenor Hill
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Selection March 14
2012
New York,
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