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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in January 1967.
''...the foam is very interesting to me. I thought it was very funny. And you can see the humor. I mean it's really instinctive and sexual. I tried working it several different ways and I returned to the first way, which was tying and squeezing it.''
John Chamberlain: A Retrospective Exhibition, exh. cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1971 (illustrated, p. 12).
New York, Dwan Galleries, John Chamberlain, December 1966-January 1967.