Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Johnny Swing Murmuration, exh. cat., Sebastian Barquet, New York, 2012, pp. 28-31
The "Quarter Lounge" model was included in the Second Lives exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, New York in 2008. Other examples of Johnny Swing's coin furniture are in the permanent collection of the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York and the gardens of Chatsworth.
Excellent condition. Each of the quarters is affixed by welds to the complex steel understructure, rendering the piece both functional and stable. A superb functional sculpture when viewed in person. 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.