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    Sale 2104

    Selections From The Allan Stone Collection

    12 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 618

    John Chamberlain (b. 1927)

    Untitled No. 1

    Price Realised  

    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."
    John Chamberlain

    Provenance

    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    Collection of Mrs. Kalver, 1961


    Exhibited

    New York, Allan Stone Gallery, John Chamberlain Early Works, October-December 2003, no. 11 (illustrated in color).