The Dan Flavin Art Institute will open 2013 with the special exhibition, John Chamberlain: It Ain’t Cheap. The exhibition, which presents six of the artist’s rarely exhibited metal paintings from 1965, as well as a sculpture titled It Ain’t Cheap from the same year, will be on view from January 12, 2013 – April 27, 2014. These works are from a series of 12-inch-square paintings that were presented at Leo Castelli Gallery in January 1965 in a solo exhibition titled Paintings done in auto lacquer and metal flake on formica. Dia presented an exhibition of work by John Chamberlain at The Dan Flavin Art Institute in 2007.
John Chamberlain was born in Rochester, Indiana, in 1927. Chamberlain died in New York City in 2011.