Selected Bibliography of John Chamberlain:
John Chamberlain: A Retrospective Exhibition. Ed. Diane
Waldman. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1971.
Interviews by Elizabeth C. Baker, Donald Judd, and Diane
John Chamberlain: Reliefs, 1960–1982. Sarasota, Fla.:
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1983. Text and
interview by Michael Auping.
John Chamberlain: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculpture,
1954–1985. Ed. Julie Sylvester. New York: Hudson Hills
Press, in association with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles, 1986. Text by Klaus Kertess.
John Chamberlain: Gondolas and Dooms Day Flotilla. New
York: Dia Center for the Arts, 1991. Interviews by Julie
Sylvester and Lawrence Weiner.
John Chamberlain. Baden-Baden: Staatliche Kunsthalle,
in association with Cantz, Ostfildern, 1991. Texts by Angelika
Beckmann, John Chamberlain, Donald Judd, and Jochen Poetter.
DeKooning, Chamberlain: Influence and Transformation.
New York: PaceWildenstein, 2001. Text by Bernice Rose.
Biography of John Chamberlain:
Born in 1927 in Rochester, Indiana, John Chamberlain grew up in
Chicago. After serving in the United States Navy from 1943 to
1946, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1951–52) and
Black Mountain College (1955–56). Chamberlain moved to New York
in 1956 and the following year made Shortstop, his
first sculpture incorporating automobile parts. His work was
included in the "Art of Assemblage" exhibition at the Museum of
Modern Art, New York, in 1961, and he began showing at Leo
Castelli's New York gallery in 1962. Chamberlain had his first
retrospective in 1971, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New
York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, held a
second retrospective in 1986. He currently lives and works on
Shelter Island, New York.
-Source: Dia Center