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Frank Gehry

"Fish" Lamp

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Richard L. Weisman

Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

"Fish" Lamp

"Fish" Lamp

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

113,400

USD

Property from the Collection of Richard L. Weisman

Frank Gehry

"Fish" Lamp


circa 1985

produced by New City Editions, Venice, CA

ColorCore formica, glass, lacquered plywood

82 1/4 x 33 x 24 in. (208.9 x 83.8 x 61 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The sculptural fish element is executed from torn pieces of Formica which present with textural irregularities inherent to production. The edges illuminate at different opacities, which adds great depth to the sculpture when lit. The fish presents with a few scattered surface scratches and minor surface soiling concentrated to the recessed areas of the design. The glass eyeballs are in excellent condition. The lacquered plywood stand presents with scattered surface scratches, minor abrasions and minute chips concentrated to the corners of the base and not visually distracting. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. 


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.

J. Fiona Ragheb, ed., Frank Gehry, Architect, New York, 2001, pp. 81 and 83 (for related models)
Mildred Friedman, ed., Gehry Talks: Architecture + Process, New York, 2002, p. 137 (for a related wall light at the University of Minnesota Art and Teaching Museum)
Francesco Dal Co and Kurt W. Forster, Frank O. Gehry: The Complete Works, Milan, 2003, pp. 278-279 (for related models)