Collection of Arman, Paris (gift of the artist) Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008
“The definition of sculpture for me is stance and attitude. All sculpture takes a stance. If it dances on one foot, or, even if it dances while sitting down, it has light-on-its feet stance. What I do doesn’t look like heavy car parts laid up against a wall.”
This work is in very good condition overall. All elements are stable and secure. The scattered signs of wear, such as scratches and losses to the pigment and some oxidation to the metal are inherent to the nature of the artist's choice of found materials and the artist's working method. Under close inspection, there are a few scattered surface accretions and light dust accumulation visible, particularly to the crevices of the sculpture. 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.