Thursday, December 22, 2011

John Chamberlain - RIS (Rest In Sculpture)

"John Chamberlain sculpted explosive and expressive forms out of crushed, painted automobile parts. Unconcerned with trends and movements he created gestural forms worlds away from the current artistic moment. Born in 1927, he died today at 84 years old."

"Known for living life fully and wildly, Chamberlain once joked to the New York Times: "I once had a drink with Billie Holiday, and I smoked a joint with Louis Armstrong. Those are my real claims to fame. Write that down."

For full story and more pictures at The New York Times