c. 1958–59
(American, 1927–2011)
Overall: 82.4 x 67.3 x 61 cm (32 7/16 x 26 1/2 x 24 in.)
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Chamberlain once quipped, “I think of my art materials not as junk, but as garbage.”


Throughout his career, Chamberlain was fascinated by the radical notion that consumer waste could be reconstituted into art. Most often he made sculpture by variously bending, twisting, crushing, and welding pieces of discarded car parts. Through both their junkyard material and atypical methods of construction, these works upended traditional sculpture created from carved marble or cast bronze.


c. 1958–59

John Chamberlain

(American, 1927–2011)
America, 20th century

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