12 November 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 325,000
Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000
John Chamberlain (b. 1927)
Untitled No. 1
signed, titled and dated 'Chamberlain '60 #1' (on the reverse)
wall relief--painted chromium-plated steel on board
13 x 12¾ x 5½ in. (33 x 32.4 x 14 cm.)
Executed in 1960.
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"The early colored sculptures came about when I ran out of the material I'd been working with before, iron rod. This was in 1957 or 1958. Then, all of a sudden, it occurred to me one day that all this material was just lying all oover the place. I saw the material as other people's idea of waste."
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Collection of Mrs. Kalver, 1961
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, John Chamberlain Early Works, October-December 2003, no. 11 (illustrated in color).
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