John Chamberlain, ‘Yawning Yoni’, 1989, Sculpture, Painted and stainless steel, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
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John Chamberlain

Yawning Yoni, 1989

Painted and stainless steel
44 1/2 × 60 1/2 × 27 in
113 × 153.7 × 68.6 cm
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"John Chamberlain was the first to use automobile metal and to use color …

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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, ‘Yawning Yoni’, 1989, Sculpture, Painted and stainless steel, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
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"John Chamberlain was the first to use automobile metal and to use color successfully in sculpture. He introduced the developments of American expressionism into sculpture and challenged the prevailing idea of sculpture as a solid mass." —Donald Judd in “John Chamberlain by Donald Judd” in …

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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

Yawning Yoni, 1989

Painted and stainless steel
44 1/2 × 60 1/2 × 27 in
113 × 153.7 × 68.6 cm
Bidding closed
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