various works, 1972-1983
The installation of John Chamberlain's 22 sculptures in painted and chromium-plated steel is located in the former Marfa Wool and Mohair Building in the center of Marfa. The building was architecturally adapted by Donald Judd and installed by Chamberlain and Judd. Some of the exhibited works (Falfurrias through Glasscock-Notrees and Panna Normanna) are from a group of ten sculptures constructed on a ranch near Amarillo, Texas, between 1972 and 1975 and are loosely named after towns and counties throughout the state. The works were purchased by the Dia Art Foundation and given to the Chinati Foundation in 1986. The collection of sculptures contains the following pieces:
Bushland-Marsh III, 1972-1973
John Chamberlain was born in 1927 in Rochester, Indiana, and died on December 21, 2011, in New York. Major exhibitions include: John Chamberlain: Foam Sculptures 1966-1979 and Photographs 1989-2005, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (2005-6); Papier Paradisio. Drawings, Collages, Reliefs, Paintings 1965-2005, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2005); John Chamberlain: Current Work and Fond Memories. Sculptures and Photographs 1967-1995, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1996); John Chamberlain: Sculpture 1954-1985, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1986); John Chamberlain: A Retrospective Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1971-72).