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John Chamberlain

American Filmmaker, Sculptor, Painter, and Printmaker

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Born: April 16, 1927 - Rochester, Indiana

Died: December 21, 2011 - New York, New York, USA

"My work has nothing to do with car wrecks."

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John Chamberlain is known internationally for his long career of making vividly colored and vibrantly dynamic sculptures using discarded automobile parts that he twisted and welded into monumental shapes. He used the early modernist techniques of collage and assemblage at a magnified scale and he emphasized the brilliant colors of automotive paint. Chamberlain's sculptures appeared in New York at the same time as the paintings of the Abstract Expressionists; some were his mentors and they shared a similar critical reception.

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