Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York Galerie Tanit, Munich Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987
Munich, Galerie Tanit, John Chamberlain, May - June 1987
"John Chamberlain was the first to use automobile metal and to use color successfully in sculpture. He introduced the developments of American expressionism into sculpture and challenged the prevailing idea of sculpture as a solid mass."
Donald Judd, “John Chamberlain by Donald Judd” in Exh. Cat., New York, The Pace Gallery, John Chamberlain: New Sculpture, 1989, p. IV
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The scattered signs of wear, such as scratches to the paint, minor stable cracking with some losses, some oxidation and the opening in the metal along the bottom are inherent to the nature of the found materials and the artist’s working method. A light dust has settled in some of the crevices. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.