London, South Kensington
11 December 2008
John Chamberlain (b. 1927)
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
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in January 1967.
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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.
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