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Property from the Estate of Richard Rubin
1886 - 1966
inscribed Arp and numbered 3/5 (on the underside)
height: 39 in.
Conceived in 1962; this example executed on 14 December 1962 as number 3 in an edition of 5.
Golden brown patina. The sculpture is attached to a wood base along the verso. The patina has discolored and is uneven throughout. One point of impact approximately 1/4 inch long to the upper left edge, with an associated 3 inch scratch. Minor wear to the patina along the sharp edges of the top of the leaf. Minor scratching to the patina at the upper back area, with a 2-inch scuff at the narrow stem back. Some horizontal minor scratches to the narrow stem front. One 1/2 inch spot of repair at the back base. There is minor pitting at the upper edge back. This work is in good condition.
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.