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John Chamberlain: Choices

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John Chamberlain rose to prominence in the late 1950s with energetic, vibrant sculptures hewn from disused car parts, achieving a three-dimensional form of Abstract Expressionism that astounded critics and captured the imaginations of fellow artists. For a seven-year period in the mid-1960s, the artist abandoned automotive metal and turned to other materials. Motivated by ...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published March 31st 2012 by Guggenheim Museum
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Robert Boyd
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This is the catalog of the recent John Chamberlain exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York. Chamberlain died just a couple of months before this exhibit opened, so it ended up being an unintentional memorial to one of the great sculptors.

The book has excellent essay, including an enlightening one by Dave Hickey, as well as a detailed chronology. The photos are excellent, and reading the names of Chamberlain's sculptures will certainly evoke a few chuckles. He had a knack for hilarious, apt titles
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