“CLOUD” SHELF FROM THE “MOLAR” SERIES
designed circa 1969
gel-coated plastic, fiberglass, wood backing
from an edition of 50 plus 5 artist's proofs
16⅜ x 65 x 18¾ in. (41.5 x 165.1 x 47.6 cm)
Overall in good condition. The fiberglass surface presents with minor flecks of paint, scuffing, scratches, and nicks, in keeping with age and use. Some dust to interior of shelf, not noticeable when shelf is hung. A unique and whimsical design by Castle.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Sarah D. Coffin et al, Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008, New York, 2008, p. 229
Alastair Gordon, Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms, Works from 1959-1979, New York, 2012, pp. 158-159 (for an archival photograph, 1969)
Emily Evans Eerdmans, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958–2012
, New York, 2014, p. 75, no. II.44