Private Collection McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm (acquired from the above) Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014
"Depending upon the viewer's movement, Shapiro's sculpture shifts from the abstract to the figurative, from hyperkinetic flight to collapse, from purely formal to deeply emotional – like a kaleidoscope whose pieces promise, but finally refuse, to settle into resolution."
Exh. Cat., New York, The Pace Gallery, Joel Shapiro New Wood and Bronze Sculpture, 1998, p. 6
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There are minor abrasions on one of the horizontal extended elements. The color is bright and fresh. 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.