Lot 306
  • 306

Jean-Michel Othoniel

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 USD
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Description

  • Jean-Michel Othoniel
  • Lanterne
  • Murano glass and stainless steel
  • 61 by 37 by 37 in. 155 by 94 by 94 cm.
  • Executed in 2002.

Provenance

Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2005

Exhibited

Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain; North Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jean-Michel Othoniel: Crystal Palace, October 2003 - August 2004

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. All of the glass bead elements are well intact. The central red glass piece is separate from the base. There are inherent variations within the glass, such as some air bubbles within the medium and an irregular surface to the beads, due to the artist's chosen medium. Upon close inspection, a few beads have a few very minor chips to the glass at the opening. Under raking light there is evidence of light surface soiling and some fine scattered surface scratches. The top, vertical bar and ceiling plate can separate from the chandelier. All of the electrical elements are in good working order, however the wire is not fitted with a plug.
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.
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