Painted and chromium-plated steel
This sculpture is in very good condition. Please contact the Contemporary Art Department at +1 (212) 606-7254 for the report prepared by Jackie Wilson of Wilson Conservation, LLC. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
45 1/2 by 43 1/2 by 32 in. 115.6 by 110.5 by 81.3 cm.
New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, New Forms - New Media I, June 1960 New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, New Forms - New Media II, September - October 1960, n.p., illustrated (installed in Martha Jackson Gallery, 1960), no. 14, illustrated New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Mallary, Chamberlain, Cesar, Anderson, October 1963 Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Sculpture by John Chamberlain, January 1967 New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, John Chamberlain: A Retrospective Exhibition, December 1971 - February 1972, p. 25, no. 6, illustrated New York, Allan Stone Gallery, John Chamberlain: Early Works, October - December 2003, pp. 2-3, illustrated (in installation at Allan Stone Gallery, New York, 1963), pp. 40-41, no. 20, illustrated in color, and illustrated in color on the cover (detail) Chapel Hill, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art, September 2008 - January 2009, p. 31, illustrated in color New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, John Chamberlain: Choices, February 2012 - September 2013, p. 196, illustrated (in installation at Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 1960) New York, Mnuchin Gallery, Chamberlain/De Kooning, November 2016 - January 2017, p. 47, illustrated in color, and p. 60, no. 10, illustrated in color
John D. Morse, "He Returns to Dada," Art in America, vol. 48, no. 3, October 1960, p. 76, illustrated Emily Genauer, "Art and the Artist," New York Post, January 8, 1972, illustrated Irving Sandler, The New York School: The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties, New York, 1978, p. 155, no. 114, illustrated (detail) Julie Sylvester, John Chamberlain: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculpture 1954-1985, New York, 1986, p. 47, no. 21, illustrated
The artist Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1960) Allan Stone, New York (acquired by exchange with the above in 1963) Sotheby's, New York, May 9, 2011, Lot 9 (consigned by the above) Acquired by the present owner from the above
1927 - 2011