This sculpture is in very good condition. Close inspection under raking light reveals an extremely thin, 8 inch diagonal rub mark towards the top left of the main planar element, 3 that are 1 ½ inch above the central aperture, and 1 that is ¾ inch long towards the center left edge. There is a small diagonal area 1½ by 1 inch, and 4 thin diagonal lines to the top left of the central aperture, which have a slightly different surface quality. There is a very thin and faint 4 inch curved scratch to the center of the reverse of the main planar element. As is to be expected for a work of this type and age, there are some scattered minute chips and losses to the edges of some discs and rods. According to the Calder Foundation, at one time this work incorporated an additional small central element, which was absent by 1962 and is not considered detrimental to the integrity of the work. 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.