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John CHAMBERLAIN Hand Signed and Uniquely Dedicated with warm message held in Rare 1991 Catalogue Dia Center UNIQUE
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Gondolas and Dooms Day Flotilla
Dia Center for the Arts
August 5 1990-March 5, 1991
Hand Signed & Warmly Dedicated
by John Chamberlain
A must have for true Chamberlain fans and collectors!
This is an uncommon softcover catalogue when it is unsigned, but it what makes this a COLLECTORS ITEM is that it is boldly hand signed and uniquely dedicated by John Chamberlain with a special message that reads:
Kevin/ good to meet you /may success be good with relishes /John Chamberlain /1991
We have included a photograph of the dedication which is on the title page of the catalogue. The last word of the dedication looks like "relishes", but we may be wrong about that - see for yourself.
This softcover catalogue with stiff wraps and was published on the occasion of the above NY exhibition at DIA in New York City.
It includes 31 color reproductions of various sizes, At the end is a detailed Checklist of all the works in the show.
It measures 9 by 12 inches and has 48 pages.
This volume is in good condition with significant wear to the covers, front and back including printing stains, scratches, discoloration, creasing, some paper loss to the spine, etc. Other than a crease to the lower right corner of each interior page, the inside pages are in very good condition.
But more important, the dedication page is beautiful and bold, and could easily be separated and framed on its own.
NOT ex-library; NO markings other than the hand inked personal hand signed message from the legendary John Chamberlain to Kevin.
A superb and uncommon vintage reference (in any condition) on this important American sculptor, with information on this body of work that is not easily findable elsewhere.
It is SO difficult (and not inexpensive) to find signed John Chamberlain catalogues and ephemera, all the more so with one as gracious as this, on a rare catalogue.
Note that the header illustration is a reproduction from inside the catalogue, and the actual cover is shown inside the listing.
RIP John Chamberlain...Sadly, John Chamberlain passed away in December, 2011.