PaceWildenstein, New York Sale: Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, Contemporary Art, 13 November 2001, Lot 183 Galerie Karsten Grève, Paris Acquired directly from the above by the present owner
"What we feel is that some superhuman pressure must have caused a section (of the sculpture) to collapse and finally give way, creased as though by a blow… The enormousness of the force required is suddenly overwhelming. What titan made this work?"
Barbara Rose, ‘On Chamberlain’s Interview’, Artforum, February 1972
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals a few specks of oxidisation in places. All other surface irregularities are in keeping with the artists choice of medium and working process.
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