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John Chamberlain Art

American, 1927-2011

John Chamberlain, in full John Angus Chamberlain, (born April 16, 1927, Rochester, Indiana, U.S.—died December 21, 2011, New York, New York), American sculptor, painter, printmaker, and filmmaker whose Abstract Expressionist works were characterized by an emotional approach to concept and execution.

Chamberlain studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (1951–52), where he began working in metals, and at Black Mountain College in North Carolina (1955–56). In 1957 he had his first one-man show in Chicago. His early pieces were made from welded iron rods, but he later used such materials as heat-shaped Plexiglass, paper, polyurethane, industrial rubber, brown paper bags, and aluminum foil before returning in 1974 to the use of auto body parts. His first sculpture to employ car parts was Shortstop (1957), which featured rusty fenders that he had found in the yard of painter and friend Larry Rivers. Chamberlain’s sculptures are typified by Mr. Press (1961), a construction of fragments from automobiles, crumpled and jammed together to create an effect of isolated, frozen movement. He often coated his pieces with bright industrial paints. During the 1970s oil crisis, Chamberlain often incorporated oil barrels into his work, notably in the series Socket and Kiss (1979). For a brief interlude he used car spray paint to create works that combined stencil and Action painting.

Chamberlain was also involved in video and film and produced the cinematic Wide Point (1968); he later dabbled in drawing and printmaking. In 1971 his work was given a retrospective by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

(Biography provided by Graves International Art)
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Artist: John Chamberlain
3 Daughters, More Rain - Original Etching by J. Chamberlain - 1987
By John Chamberlain
Located in Roma, IT
3 Daughters, More Rain is an original color etching and silkscreen realized in 1987 by John Chamberlain. Hand-signed on the lower right corner by the artist. Numbered on the lower l...
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1980s Contemporary John Chamberlain Art

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Etching

Flashback VIII, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Title: Flashback VIII Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus proofs Size: 28 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscripti...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback IV, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Title: Flashback IV Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus proofs Size: 28 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription...
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1980s Pop Art John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback III, Limited Edition Silkscreen, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN (1927-2011) Known internationally in regards to his extremely dynamic and vibrant sculptures which incorporate the use of discarded automobile parts that were twiste...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

Flashback VI, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Title: Flashback VI Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus proofs Size: 28 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription...
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1980s Pop Art John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Chamberlain Castelli
By John Chamberlain
Located in New York, NY
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN Leo Castelli Invitation, 1976 Offset Lithograph invitation 21 1/2 × 16 inches Unframed This rare vintage offset lithograph invitation published on the occasion of an...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Offset

Flashback I, Limited Edition Silkscreen, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN (1927-2011) Known internationally in regards to his extremely dynamic and vibrant sculptures which incorporate the use of discarded automobile parts that were twiste...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

Flashback VII, Limited Edition Silkscreen, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN (1927-2011) Known internationally in regards to his extremely dynamic and vibrant sculptures which incorporate the use of discarded automobile parts that were twiste...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

Flashback I
By John Chamberlain
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed screenprint on Arches wove paper by American artist John Chamberlain (1927-2011) titled "Flashback I", 1981. Hand pencil signed by Chamberlain lower right and numb...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

John Chamberlain at Margo Leavin (Hand Signed)
By John Chamberlain
Located in New York, NY
This extremely rare poster of renowned sculptor John Chamberlain was boldly signed by the artist in white grease marker on the occasion of his 1988 exhibition at Margo Leavin gallery...
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1980s Contemporary John Chamberlain Art

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Offset

Flashback VI, Limited Edition Silkscreen, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN (1927-2011) Known internationally in regards to his extremely dynamic and vibrant sculptures which incorporate the use of discarded automobile parts that were twiste...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

Flashback IV, Limited Edition Silkscreen, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN (1927-2011) Known internationally in regards to his extremely dynamic and vibrant sculptures which incorporate the use of discarded automobile parts that were twiste...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

Flashback II
By John Chamberlain
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color screenprint on Rives BFK. Signed and numbered 81/175 in pencil by Chamberlain. Published by London Arts, Inc., Detroit, with the blind stamp lowe...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Color, Screen

Flashback VI
By John Chamberlain
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color screenprint on Rives BFK. Signed and numbered 26/175 in pencil by Chamberlain. Published by London Arts, Inc., Detroit, with the blind stamp lowe...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Color, Screen

Out to Lunch, Drop a Line
By John Chamberlain
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color aquatint on Arches. Signed and numbered 3/48 in pencil by Chamberlain. Published by Novak Graphics, Toronto, with the black ink stamp, verso, and...
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1980s Abstract John Chamberlain Art

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Color, Aquatint

Flashback VII, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Title: Flashback VII Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus proofs Size: 28 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscriptio...
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1980s Pop Art John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback V, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Title: Flashback V Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus proofs Size: 28 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription:...
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1980s Pop Art John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback VI, Abstract Lithograph by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain Title: Flashback VI Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175 Paper Size: 28 x 20 inches
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback VIII, Limited Edition Silkscreen, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN (1927-2011) Known internationally in regards to his extremely dynamic and vibrant sculptures which incorporate the use of discarded automobile parts that were twiste...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

Flashback V, Limited Edition Silkscreen, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN (1927-2011) Known internationally in regards to his extremely dynamic and vibrant sculptures which incorporate the use of discarded automobile parts that were twiste...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Screen

Flashback V, Abstract Print by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain Title: Flashback V Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175 Paper Size: 28 x 20 inches
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback III, Lithograph by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain, American (1927 - 2011) Title: Flashback III Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175 Paper Size: 28 x 20 inches
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback I, John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Title: Flashback I Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus proofs Size: 28 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription:...
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1980s Pop Art John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback I
By John Chamberlain
Located in New York, NY
Color screenprint on Rives BFK with full margins. Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.
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1980s Abstract John Chamberlain Art

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Color, Screen

"Yellow Coconut", 1981, Drawing by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain, American (1927 - 2011) Title: Yellow Coconut Year: 1981 Medium: Marker and pencil on newsprint, signed 'JC' l.r. Image Size: 19.25 x 8.5 inches Size: 19.25 ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Newsprint, Permanent Marker, Pencil

Blue Pineapple, Abstract Drawing by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain, American (1927 - 2011) Title: Blue Pineapple Year: 1981 Medium: Marker and pencil on newsprint, signed 'JC' l.r. Image Size: 17.25 x 8.5 inches Size: 17.25 ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Permanent Marker, Pencil

Untitled
By John Chamberlain
Located in New York, NY
Publisher: Novak Graphics, Toronto Signed by artist
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1980s John Chamberlain Art

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Monoprint

Flashback V
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain Title: Flashback V Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175 Paper Size: 28 x 20 inches Frame Size: 31.5 x 25 inches
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

Flashback III
By John Chamberlain
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Title: Flashback III Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 175, plus proofs Size: 28 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscriptio...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

I from the Ten Coconut Portflio, Minimalist Abstract Etching by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
A print from John Chamberlain's portfolio "Ten Coconuts". Although known widely for his sculptural work, John Chamberlain was a prolific printmaker. The etching is hand-signed and n...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Etching

Out to Lunch, Drop a Line - Original Etching - 1987
By John Chamberlain
Located in Roma, IT
Out to Lunch, Drop a Line is an original color etching and silkscreen realized in 1987 by John Chamberlain. Hand-signed on the lower right corner by the artist. Numbered on the lowe...
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1980s Contemporary John Chamberlain Art

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Etching

IV from the Ten Coconut Portfolio, Minimalist Etching by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
A print from John Chamberlain's portfolio "Ten Coconuts". Although known widely for his sculptural work, John Chamberlain was a prolific printmaker. The etching is hand-signed and n...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Etching

II from the Ten Coconut Portflio, Minimalist Etching by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
A print from John Chamberlain's portfolio "Ten Coconuts". Although known widely for his sculptural work, John Chamberlain was a prolific printmaker. The etching is hand-signed and n...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Etching

Abstract Drypoint Etching by John Chamberlain 1982
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain, American (1927-2011) Title: Linear Abstract Year: 1982 Medium: Drypoint Etching, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 11/25 Image Size: 9.75 x 10.75 inch...
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1980s Minimalist John Chamberlain Art

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Drypoint, Etching, Intaglio

III from the Ten Coconut Portfolio, Minimalist Etching by John Chamberlain
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
A print from John Chamberlain's portfolio "Ten Coconuts". Although known widely for his sculptural work, John Chamberlain was a prolific printmaker. The etching is hand-signed and nu...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Etching

FLASHBACK VI
By John Chamberlain
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. From Flashback portfolio. Silkscreen on Arches paper, 1981. Paper Size 28 X 20 inches. Edition of 175. Artwork is in excellent condition. ...
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1980s Abstract John Chamberlain Art

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Paper, Screen

FLASHBACK VII
By John Chamberlain
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. From Flashback portfolio. Silkscreen on Arches paper, 1981. Paper Size 28 X 20 inches. Edition of 175. Artwork is in excellent condition. ...
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1980s Abstract John Chamberlain Art

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Screen, Paper

FLASHBACK V
By John Chamberlain
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. From Flashback portfolio. Silkscreen on Arches paper, 1981. Paper Size 28 X 20 inches. Edition of 175. Artwork is in excellent condition. ...
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1980s Abstract John Chamberlain Art

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Paper, Screen

"Ten Coconut" Portfolio of Six Etchings, 1982
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain, American (1927 - 2011) Title: Ten Coconut Portfolio Year: 1982 Medium: Portfolio of Six Etchings, each signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 25 Image Size:...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Etching

Flashback VII
By John Chamberlain
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Chamberlain Title: Flashback VII Year: 1981 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175 Paper Size: 28 x 20 inches
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1980s Abstract Expressionist John Chamberlain Art

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Lithograph

FLASHBACK VIII
By John Chamberlain
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. From Flashback portfolio. Silkscreen on Arches paper, 1981. Paper Size 28 X 20 inches. Edition of 175. Artwork is in excellent condition. ...
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1980s Abstract John Chamberlain Art

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Screen, Paper

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