JOHN CHAMBERLAIN

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CHAMBERLAIN--John. April 16, 1927 - December 21, 2011. With tremendous sadness, Gagosian Gallery announces that John Chamberlain has died on December 21, 2011, in Manhattan. Brandishing a wicked sense of humor and notoriously ornery, Chamberlain was a larger-than-life personality who was as bold and expressive as his sculptures, photographs, paintings, and films. Larry Gagosian said “John Chamberlain made an indelible mark on the history of art in the twentieth century. He was a spectacular, roaring figure who embodied the fierceness of mid-century American art and who was unparalleled in his adaptation of unlikely materials for his sculptures. His influence will be long reaching, and his death is a great loss. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.” Larry Gagosian

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 23, 2011