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    Sale 1970

    Post-War And Contemporary First Open

    1 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 240

    John Chamberlain (b. 1927)

    The Searchers

    Price Realised  

    John Chamberlain (b. 1927)
    The Searchers
    signed and dated 'Chamberlain 65' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
    lacquer and metalflake on formica
    12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1965.


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    In the early to mid 1960s John Chamberlain made a series of metalflake on formica paintings through the accumulation of multiple paint layers addressing the formal relationship between dual nine-square grids. Theseworks were titled after popular musicians and bands from the 1960s.

    Provenance

    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner