RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)
RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)
RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)
RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)
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Property from the Estate of Adrian and Joan Skewes-Cox Malone

RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)

Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Adrian and Joan Skewes-Cox Malone

RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)

Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot sold:2,660,000USD

Description

Property from the Estate of Adrian and Joan Skewes-Cox Malone

RUTH ASAWA

1926 - 2013

UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)


oxidized copper wire

60 by 10¾ by 10½ in. 152.4 by 27.3 by 26.7 cm.

Executed circa 1956. 

Condition Report

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There is a naturally occurring oxidation to the patina, which is natural and in line with the artist’s intent. A light dust has settled on some of the crevices, as expected with a sculpture of this construction.


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.

Provenance

Benefit Auction for Adlai Stevenson II, Ross, California, 1956 (donated by the artist)

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)
Property from the Estate of Adrian and Joan Skewes-Cox Malone
RUTH ASAWA | UNTITLED (S.853, HANGING FIVE-LOBED, THREE PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE WITH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL LOBES)
Lot Closed