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Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Multi-Plane Construction)

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Multi-Plane Construction)

Untitled (Multi-Plane Construction)

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

22,680

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Multi-Plane Construction)


circa 1955

brass-coated steel

22 1/8 x 7 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (56.2 x 18.4 x 8.6 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The sculpture presents with scattered surface irregularities which are inherent to production and intentional within the artist’s practice. The metal surfaces have been cleaned by a professional conservator. As illustrated in the catalogue photography, the brass-coated surfaces present with some scattered spots of oxidation and rust throughout and with some occasional minor verdigris spots, consistent with the natural aging process of the material. Some of the panels with very subtle bending, all stable and not visually distracting. One leg presents with slight inward bending, causing the sculpture to stand unevenly, which is not visually distracting and possibly inherent to production. A petite and alluring form by 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.

Christie's New York, March 16, 2010, lot 96
Acquired from the above by the present owner
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, St. George, Utah.