John Chamberlain

Untitled, Flavin, 1997
20 x 24 inches (framed)
Edition of 9
Artist Biography:

John Chamberlain (American, b. 1927) is famously known for his dynamic and imposing sculptures created from old crushed automobile parts that bring the abstract expressionist style of painting into three dimensions. Chamberlain's works reside in major private and museum collections around the world, and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives, including the Venice Biennial, the Whitney Biennial and Documenta.

About the Work:

In 1977, Chamberlain began experimenting with photography using a Panoramic, Wide-lux camera lens. His photographs in many ways mimic the pulled, manipulated metal of his larger sculptures. Untitled, Flavin is a beautiful example of Chamberlain's explorations into photography, but also a magnificent homage to his friend, Dan Flavin. Elegant in composition and tone, Chamberlain's photograph reveals an equally sharp eye for the minimal as well as the expressionist.

Market Information:

John Chamberlain's sculptures have fetched millions at auctions. While not typically known for his photography, Chamberlain's photographs have a strong market. A set of four photographs, with a similar Flavin theme, recently sold for $22,000. John Chamberlain's photographs currently retail for approximately $8,500 at international galleries, but are offered at ArtCycle for $6,500.

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