John Chamberlain Sculptures at the Seagram Building
Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, Sculpture
Park Avenue’s Seagram Building, an architectural masterpiece designed by Mies van der Rohe in collaboration with Phillip Johnson, has increasingly been host to a series of sculptures in its granite open plaza. (You might remember Urs Fischer’s giant yellow teddy bear that occupied the space in the spring of 2011, or Dan Colen’s “Cracks in the Clouds” — a row of toppled-over motorcycles — in May 2012.)
Beginning this friday and continuing until November 16, the plaza will become home to four works by John Chamberlain, an artist most widely known for his scrap automobile sculptures, who passed away last year.
These four sculptures deviate from that norm: executed in silver, green & copper-colored aluminum, they rise 15-feet high as twisting, tangled ropes.
It will be the 2nd exhibition of Chamberlain’s work at the Seagram Building; in 1984, it was host to “American Tableau,” now in Houston’s Menil Collection.
[via NYTimes Arts Beat]
Photo courtesy of Angelo Piccozzi/Gagosian Gallery