John Chamberlain - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Donald Judd, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
    The Judd Foundation, New York
    Christie's, New York, May 10, 2006, lot 139
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Adrian Kohn, "A Look at John Chamberlain's Lacquer Paintings", in It's All in the Fit: The Work of John Chamberlain, Marfa, 2009, p. 105 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "If you add a slight layer [of lacquer] here, you’ve got something to see into. But that’s a physical thing, it’s not that you’re creating two or three inches of illusionary space alongside…Like putting a little liquid on the table, you don’t change the surface, it’s just a case of one thing over another and it’s the same surface…What you’re looking into is really just the paint—the two or three layers of lacquer, that’s all." -Donald Judd on Chamberlain's lacquer paintings, 1971



signed and dated "Chamberlain '64" on a label affixed to the reverse
auto lacquer and metal flake on Formica
12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm.)
Executed in 1964.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $72,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016