John Chamberlain, ‘sofa’, c. 1970, Design/Decorative Art, Suede over urethane foam, nylon parachute, canvas, Rago/Wright
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John Chamberlain

sofa, c. 1970

Suede over urethane foam, nylon parachute, canvas
31 × 80 × 85 in
78.7 × 203.2 × 215.9 cm
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John Chamberlain made his sofas by hand upon commission until the early 1970s when a small edition …

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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.

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John Chamberlain made his sofas by hand upon commission until the early 1970s when a small edition was produced in Milan, Italy for Daedalus Concepts, New York.

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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

sofa, c. 1970

Suede over urethane foam, nylon parachute, canvas
31 × 80 × 85 in
78.7 × 203.2 × 215.9 cm
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