John Chamberlain: Choices


This weekend, John Chamberlain: Choices, a 100-piece retrospective exhibition displaying the work of the late artist, gets underway at the Guggenheim.

The exhibition begins with sculptures which the innovative artist crushed in his hand, before moving onto his signature pieces; three dimensional abstractions expertly fashioned from car scrap metal.
Paper bags, parachute fabric, aluminum foil and industrial rubber foam were other materials the celebrated art star used during his 60-year career.
A colorful character, Chamberlain also dabbled in film as, encouraged by friend and patron Andy Warhol, he shot the cult classic The Secret Life of Hernando Cortez.

John Chamberlain: Choices runs through May 13 at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street.

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