4 August 2015


John Chamberlain: First Exhibition In UK Opens In Edinburgh

Inverleith House, Edinburgh presents the first exhibition in a UK public gallery by the great American artist John Chamberlain (1927-2011). One of the pioneers of post-war American art, Chamberlain was a key figure in the vibrant New York art scene of the 1950s and ‘60s; his innovative work in sculpture, painting and film spans six […]

8 June 2015


Gagosian Gallery To Open New Exhibition Focusing On Sprayed Works

Gagosian presents “Sprayed”, an extensive exhibition spanning four generations exploring the myriad ways in which artists have employed the impulsive yet de-personalised and non-gestural forces of spray. It begins with Paul Klee’s work on paper Seltsames Theater (1929), where he improvised with a blowpipe to achieve hazy background effects in a circus scene. This tentative […]

7 January 2013

John Chamberlain Confluences My Favourite Show Of The Year – Review

John Chamberlain (1927-2011) lived just long enough to help plan his retrospective at the Guggenheim, New York (Feb 24 – May 13, 2012) and it proved exemplary. First, it looked good spiralling up the ramps, where its chronological ascent made sense. Second, the ‘Choices’ – a title designed to emphasise that Chamberlain selected his materials, […]

22 March 2012


China Gets Post-War American Art At Gagosian Hong Kong

John Chamberlain, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly go to China Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong is presenting an exhibition of sculpture by game-changers of post-war American art John Chamberlain, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly, as well as new work by the irrepressible Austrian sculptor Franz West. Each of these artists, in ways befitting their respective contexts, […]

22 December 2011


Pop Artist John Chamberlain Dies

Sculptor of crushed brightly coloured automobiles dies age 84 John Chamberlain, the sculptor best known for his iconic work fashioned out of crushed, often brightly coloured automobiles has died age 84. Born in Rochester, Indiana, Chamberlain spent much of his youth in Chicago. After serving in the navy during World War Two, from 1943 to […]