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John Chamberlain : A Catalogue Raisonne of the Sculpture, 1954-1985

Julie Sylvester

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ISBN 10: 093392058X / ISBN 13: 9780933920583
Published by Hudson Hills Press / The Museum of Contemporary Art, New York /, 1986
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: John Chamberlain : A Catalogue Raisonne of ...

Publisher: Hudson Hills Press / The Museum of Contemporary Art, New York /

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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If you've ever been involved in or seen a fatal car accident, you probably will relate to Chamberlain's sculpture. His brightly painted assemblages of auto-body parts are meant to reflect our violent, throwaway culture, although they easily could be mistaken for colorful, clever junk. Now the subject of a retrospective at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (where Sylvester is guest curator), his automotive art gets an obligatory academic tribute in this shiny catalogue. Besides the metallic pieces, Chamberlain also makes bulging urethane-foam cushions that, according to the text, evoke "surrogate flesh." But that's not all: this versatile experimenter also crushes aluminum foil and paints it with lacquer; creates bubble-like contraptions from synthetic polymer resin; and crushes paper, then paints it with resin.
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