This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A25815.
Galerie Maeght, Paris Private Collection Kunsthallen Kunstauktioner, Copenhagen, 12 June 1996, Lot 39 Private Collection Pierre Bergé, Paris, 6 December 2012, Lot 11 Acquired from the above by the present owner
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly lighter and brighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is float mounted and undulates slightly. Extremely close inspection reveals some light handling marks in places to the extreme edges and some faint dog ears to the lower two and upper left corner tips. Further extremely close inspection reveals a tiny spot of paper skinning to the centre of the extreme upper edge and some minute nicks in places to the extreme edges. "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."