c. 1958-1959

John Chamberlain

(American, 1927-2011)

Painted and welded metal

Overall: 82.4 x 67.3 x 61 cm (32 7/16 x 26 1/2 x 24 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1973.27



An emblem of American consumer life, the car is transformed here into a sculptural manifestation of spontaneity and abstraction in Chamberlain’s sculpture. Untitled offers the viewer volume and form but not narrative or representation. The directness of it masks Chamberlain’s labor; he crushes, twists, compresses, hammers, and solders industrial scrap into forms that are at once harmonious and disharmonious, recognizable and obscured.

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