This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The elements move freely and smoothly. Under close inspection some scattered spots of paint loss are visible on the wire and primarily along the edges of the blue element. There are some pinpoint drip accretions visible and some very light scattered and unobtrusive surface scratches visible. The work has recently benefited from treatment with Calder Restoration. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.