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Lo An, 1966 Urethane Foam and Cord 12x18x18 Inches; Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Purchased With Funds Provided by the Acquisition and Collection Committee © 2009 John Chamberlain/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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Incidentallyneutered, 2008 Painted Chromed Stainless Steel 61" X 109" X 39" © John Chamberlain, courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York
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Licensedmenwhopause , 2008 Painted and Chromed Steel 29.2 X 22.9 X 15.2 Cm / 11.5 X9 X 6 in © Courtesy of the artist & Anthony Meier Fine Arts
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Rose Tuxedo , 2007 Aluminum 84 X 83 X 62 in / 213.4 X 210.8 X 157.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Fine Art KMV
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Untitled , 2006 Painted and Chromed Steel 8.2 X 13.1 in /20.8 X 33.3 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Russeck Gallery
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Dee Dee Bitch, 1976 Automobile Metal Relief 51 X 37 X 19 Inches (129.5 X 94 X 48.3 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery
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Birthday Piece, 1983 Painted and Chromium-plated Steel 36 X 42 X 13 in © Courtesy of the artist & Paula Cooper Gallery - 534 W. 21st Street
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Ish Kabibble, 1991 Monotype 18 X 18"
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TOASTEDLINGUS, 2010 Painted and Chrome-plated Steel 69 1/4 X 59 1/2 X 51 1/4 Inches, (175.9 X 151.1 X 130.2 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & Gagosian Gallery- 24th St.
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TOASTEDLINGUS, 2010 Painted and Chrome-plated Steel 69 1/4 X 59 1/2 X 51 1/4 Inches, (175.9 X 151.1 X 130.2 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street
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Mezzomangle, 2007 Painted Chromium Steel 62x57x50 © KM FIne Arts
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Untitled, 1960 Copper, Painted Metal, and Wood 8x5.5x5 Inches © KM Fine Arts
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© Courtesy of the artist & Steven Kasher Gallery
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Glossalia Adagio, 1984 Painted and Chromium-plated Steel 210.8 × 221 × 315 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Bijou, 1961 Painted and Chromium- Plated Steel. Loan Courtesy of the Fisher Family © 2012 John Chamberlain/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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PIQUANTEAGLE, 2009 Painted and Chrome-plated Steel 84 1⁄4 × 35 1⁄8 × 33 7⁄8 Inches (214 × 89 × 86 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong
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Laperouse Paris, 1989 Photographie Ed. 4/9, 50,8 X 61 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Karsten Greve
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Lazzarini's Pie, 1990 Painted Metal 46 X 70 X 46 in © Courtesy of the artist & Orlando Museum of Art
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Untitled, 1989 Photograph H: 50.8 X W: 61 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Karsten Greve
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Sunday at Leacock's, 1991 Photograph H: 50.8 X W: 61 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Karsten Greve
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Le Foyer, 1990 H: 50.8 X W: 61 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Karsten Greve
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Quince Cameo , 2001 Painted, Chromed and Stainless Steel 43 3/4 X 41 X 44 in / 111.1 X 104.1 X 111.8 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Waddington Custot Galleries
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The Beach Boys, 1964 Masonite and Formica 12 X 12 © Courtesy of Guild Hall; photo by Gary Mamay
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© Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
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Untitled (detail), 1969 Brown Resin on Brown Paper 5 X 5 X 5 Inches (12.7 X 12.7 X 12.7 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian - Paris
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Gondola Marianne Moore, 1982 © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014
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Euphoriainahat (detail), 2010 Painted and Chrome-plated Steel 92 X 67 5/8 X 55 1/4 Inches (233.7 X 171.8 X 140.3 Cm) © 2015 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Gondola Walt Whitman , 1981–82 Painted and Chrome-plated Steel 24 × 162 × 20 Inches (61 × 411.5 × 50.8 Cm) © 2016 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Rochester, Indiana
Birth year
1927
Lives in
Shelter Island, New York
Works in
Shelter Island, New York
Statement

John Angus Chamberlain is an American sculptor. He is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions. Since the 1950s, Chamberlain has worked with steel ribbons to create his sculptures. His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paulo Art Biennial (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives.

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