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John A. Chamberlain

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on mylar

9 in x 12 in (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg

Subject matter
This print was included in a portfolio of work by 30 artists created as part of a fundraising effort for the project, Experiments in Art and Technology.  In this print, Chamberlain draws on his interest in using industrial materials and found objects.  Chamberlain is perhaps most well-known for working in a "junk art" style in which he created sculptures of crumpled car chassis and paintings with spray paint on found materials.  In this print, Chamberlain draws on similar themes, showing a piece of crumpled paper printed on mylar, bringing to mind ideas of consumer consumption, waste and violence.

Physical Description
This print shows a blue, black and white form printed on transparent plastic.  The form is roughly ball-shaped, looking like a piece of crumpled paper.  There are faint traces of text in the middle of the form and towards the left side.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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The New York Collection for Stockholm
found objects
modern and contemporary art
portfolios (groups of works)
waste paper

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