Mark Borghi Fine Art

John Chamberlain

Untitled (FOAM)


Untitled (FOAM)

1970 (SOLD)



Signed and dated underneath
Polyurethane foam
4.5 x 6.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 16.5 x 17.8 cm)


Acquired directly from the artist


The foam pieces, which are largely unknown, date from 1966 through 1970 and are made from commercially available polyurethane foam, which Chamberlain cut, folded, and tied to make a kind of instant sculpture-direct, graceful, and immediate. The work presents another aspect, complementary to the steel sculptures, of Chamberlain’s unique exploration of form and materiality