May 27, 2022. 20:13 UTC
United States of America


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The HellCat is made with recycled metal from construction sites. The piece is the first of a four part work that depicts an internal battle that wages in is all


Actual size of lion


I made it

Answered within about 2 hours
May 27, 22:08 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,500 - $2,500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$2,500 USD
What does this mean?

HI Joseph,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Joseph Peters (American, 20th/21st Century)
"Hell Cat,"
lifesize, from metal
PROVENANCE: collection of the artist
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Joseph peters May 27, 22:30 UTC

I am the artist

Delia May 28, 01:11 UTC

Do you have a website? gallery representation?

Joseph peters May 28, 02:24 UTC

I have neither

Delia May 28, 23:10 UTC

That makes it a bit tricky to do an appraisal as there are no market comparables upon which to base an evaluation. Have you sold any of these before?

Joseph peters May 29, 02:32 UTC

Well shoot… I have not sold one before.

Delia Jun 02, 23:36 UTC

I've been doing some online research to find other contemporary art metal animals and have found a few that aren't made quite like yours but may be a basis for a starting value.
https://www.artquid.com/artwork/564634/lion-metal-art-sculpture.html (just a fraction of the size of your - possibly 1/50th the size of yours)

I would recommend a conservative starting price - to test the market for this - of $1,500-2,500.

Joseph peters Jun 03, 11:57 UTC

Wow, I appreciate the effort. Thank you. I also appreciate the honesty but, for that kind of price I would rather donate it to a cause or just somewhere it can be seen. Also, that might help the marketability for future projects.

Delia Jun 04, 13:27 UTC

Understood and I think your thought to "just get it out there" will absolutely help It takes time to build a market. Best of luck!

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