12 May 2004
John Chamberlain (b. 1927)
Portrait of a Nude with a Chrome Fan
signed 'Chamberlain' (upper left); inscribed 'AP' (on the reverse)
wall relief--painted ceramic
27 x 15 x 10 in. (68.5 x 38.2 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed in 1979. The Chamberlain catalogue raisonné describes this work as being from an unrealized edition. The artist has subsequently confirmed that this work is unique and was always intended to be unique. The ceramic form was based upon a crushed steel sculpture by the same name.
Acquired from the artist
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 5 May 1987, lot 185.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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J. Sylvester, John Chamberlain: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculpture 1954-1985, New York, 1986, no. 613 (the steel sculpture illustrated in color).
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