Lot 43
  • 43

John Chamberlain

500,000 - 700,000 USD
1,930,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • John Chamberlain
  • Sprayed Myopia
  • painted and chromium plated steel
  • 221 x 144 x 127 cm


Pace Gallery, New York
Marieluise Hessel, New York (acquired from the above in 1989)
Christie's, New York, May 14, 2003, Lot 33 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner


New York, Pace Gallery, John Chamberlain: New Sculpture, February - March 1989, n.p., no. 8, illustrated in color (in multiple orientations)
Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Sculpture from the Rivendell Collection, September 1990 - September 1992


"Goings On About Town," The New Yorker, Vol. 56, March 1989, p. 12 (text)
Fielding Dawson, "Self Portrait in Steel: A Talk with John Chamberlain," Arts Magazine, Vol. 64, April 1990, p. 55, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“Chance and casual freedom seem to exceed the order within the work. Reality seems more capricious than any order it holds. This disparity between reality and its order is the most radical and important aspect of Chamberlain’s sculpture.”

Donald Judd, August, 1964 quoted in Exh. Cat., New York, Pace Gallery, John Chamberlain: New Sculpture, February – March 1989, p. iv