HellCat

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

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

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

Dimensions

Actual size of lion

Provenance

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
$1,500-2,500*
*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://mymodernmet.com/candice-bees-wire-animal-sculptures/
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)
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/a-lion-made-from-4000-pieces-of-hammered-metal-by-selcuk-yilmaz/

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

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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