Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014
London, Annely Juda Fine Art, The Last Sculptures: Anthony Caro, September - October 2014, n.p., no. 22, illustrated in colour
"It takes only one great artist to keep a tradition alive. And through much of its history, the tradition of constructed sculpture has lived almost that precariously. Invented by Picasso... it was virtually reinvented by David Smith. Since the latter's death, its destiny has been very much in the hands of Anthony Caro" (William Rubin cited in: Exh. Cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Anthony Caro, 1975, p. 15).
The colours in the cataogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some light handling marks to the glass elements, shallow and superficial scratches to the metal surfaces and light burnishing and oxidation in places. "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."