Property from the Collection of the Late Pat and Penny Allen
TUNNEL IN THE AIR (3RD VERSION)
height: 14cm.; 5½in.
Executed in 1969, the present work is unique.
The sculpture appears to be sound. There are a small number of very tiny pits and casting imperfections on the surface of the work. There are a small number of very light scuffs and scratches. One of the central bars is very slightly bent. There is some possible staining to the metal from the soldering, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is some surface dirt throughout, particularly in the crevices and internal spaces. This excepting, the work is in very good overall condition.
The work is freestanding but is suspended with fishing wire.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
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.
Acquired by the late owners by 1975
London, Tate, Kenneth Martin, 14th May - 29th June 1975, cat. no.76 (where lent by Penny Allen).
We are grateful to Dr Susan Tebby for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.