Nancy N. Schiffer and Val O. Bertoia, The World of Bertoia, Atglen, PA, 2003, p. 165 Harry Bertoia, Decisi Che Una Sedia Non Poteva Bastare, exh. cat., Museo Civico d'Arte, Prodenone, 2009, p. 173 (for a related example)
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
Overall in very good condition. The sculpture presents with signs of faint discoloration, especially concentrated on the top and bottom where the wires meet, consistent with the aging process of the material. The steel base with very faint surface scratches and rubbing, consistent with age and handling. Overall, the sculpture presents an elegant and sleek design from Harry Bertoia. 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.