Monday, February 13, 2012

John Chamberlain

Found Object Sculptor was showcased at the American International Fine Art Fair this weekend. John Chamberlain singlehandedly gave scrap from car fenders, fins, bumpers and hoods a place in Art History. His iconic work now sells for millions, the smallest tabletop piece at the show ranged around 400,000 dollars. His pieces were not intended to be figurative, but they often evoked organic shapes from nature. He created his first sculpture using two fenders in 1957 and continued working till his death last year at 84. The Guggenheim is planning another retrospective of his work this spring.

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