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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 435

    John Chamberlain (b. 1927)

    Untitled #43

    Price Realised  


    John Chamberlain (b. 1927)
    Untitled #43
    signed, numbered and dated '#43 CHAMBERLAIN '66' (on the underside)
    polyurethane foam and cord
    19½ x 38 x 30in. (49.5 x 96.5 x 76.2cm.)
    Executed in 1966

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in January 1967.

    Pre-Lot Text

    ''...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


    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.