A seminal figure in the history of modern art, the American sculptor John Chamberlain is best known for his use of unconventional materials, a practice that straddled the spheres of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, and changed critical thinking on the nature of sculpture. From 1966 into the 1970s, Chamberlain’s material of choice was almost exclusively urethane foam rubber. LAMA is pleased to present Cradle (1985), a urethane foam rubber work from this important segment of Chamberlain’s oeuvre in the October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction.
The preview for the December 11, 2011 Important Modern Art & Design auction has officially opened today! Come to the LAMA Showroom to see over 500 lots of exceptional modern fine art and design, including works by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Dan Johnson, Charles & Ray Eames, Philip Johnson, Robert […]
For over fifty years, John Chamberlain (b. 1927) has been constructing welded metal sculptures using crumpled and distorted automobile parts. In a recent New York Times interview, Chamberlain wished his claim to fame was having a drink with Billie Holiday, though it is his innovative, “articulate wadding” that has earned him international acclaim. After studying sculpture at the Art Institute […]