This work is registered in the archives of Denyse Durand-Ruel under number 4485.
Sale: Marc-Arthur Kohn, Art Moderne et Contemporain, 21 October 2015, lot 17 Private collection, Paris
Paris, Grand Palais, FIAC, 5 -13 October 1985
"César developed a clever technique. After small iron squares, like a potter with his clay coils, he modelled, built, turned and welded. He liked the tension created by the iron and which cannot be found in clay. He handled it like wax, but he needed to feel that joy, that suffering of iron as it resists and folds."
The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the overall tonality is slightly deeper in the original work.
The plexiglass presents some faint scratches and dirt marks.
This work is in very good condition. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."