Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sculpture retrospective: John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain's artworks combine auto parts and other scrap metal in joyful jolts of color; a retrospective exhibit devoted to the late sculptor is at the Guggenheim through May 13. For me, the one at right  conjured up the elaborate layers of ceremonial dress worn by medieval Japanese nobles ( I later discovered it's called "Lord Suckfist").
"Dolores James"

"The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (an updating of Rodin's "Les Bourgeois de Calais"?; the version below is from the Sculpture Garden at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington)

"Women's Voices"
If sculpture's your bag, we have books from every era, from Green and Roman to Baroque and Modern; from paper to stone; and from East to West.

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