- Ingo Maurer
- 'Porca Miseria!' Chandelier
- porcelain, metal
"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."
The process for constructing the work is a masterful combination of controlled disorder and free composition, a characteristic seen in many of Maurer’s designs: ‘Chance rules our life, much more than intention’. Time-consuming and requiring great consideration, each piece of porcelain must be broken and smoothed by hand before all of the rods are soldered. The composition of each object is then carefully and individually composed to create the most dramatic effect, making each work unique.