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This rare drawing is part of Chamberlain's "Gondola" series (1981-1985), a little known part of his prolific career. Colorful and expressionistic, this piece captures the essence of Chamberlain's iconic sculptural work.

American sculptor John Chamberlain (1927-2011) is well known for his use of festive color and found materials. His work is rooted in the formal tensions of Abstract Expressionism and of the Fluxus movement. Chamberlain’s works have been featured in the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial. He had his first retrospective in 1971 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and another retrospective was held by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1986. Most recently, his work was the subject of a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Biological Degradation / Decay / Deterioration
Overall Yes
Date: Old
Notes: Glue used to mount drawing has darkened over time
Tears / Holes
Date: Old
Area: Image
Location: Center
Notes: Page from notebook, centerfold and pinholes. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Gift of the artist to Sylvia Roth, Hudson River Editions Private Collection, New York
  • Ships From: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 21 in. (27.94 x 53.34 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Glass
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