Metal sculpture for sale for $8.8M at a Minneapolis auction on Friday.
The piece, known as the “Metal Stud” by its artist, is the largest metal sculpture sold at auction in Minnesota.
The metal sculpture, called the “Iron Head” by a collector, is a headdress, earrings and necklace set.
The artwork was created by the artist who would go on to found Metalhead, a company that manufactures metal sculptures.
The sculpture has been exhibited and sold by Metalhead and was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for five years.
The buyer was Gary H. Moulton, a collector who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Maintaining the artworks in Minnesota was not the goal of Moultons buyers.
The artist who designed the sculpture, Brian O’Leary, was born in the city and grew up in Minnesota, Moulons website said.
The sculptures work is inspired by the artists life and life experiences, Moultons website says.
Moulttons is a family-owned company and has been in operation since 1995.
Metalhead says that its metal sculpture is sold for a value of $8,847,250.
Murchison said the sculpture was in good condition and had been restored.
He said the buyer’s goal was to make the work in his own hands.
Metalheads website said the work has sold for more than $7.7 million.
The painting was the third in Moults portfolio and was the first metal sculpture in Minnesota and the third on the West Coast, according to Metalhead’s website.
The third piece was sold at a auction in Brooklyn in 2016 for $6.3 million.
Mowry says that metal sculptures can be found on many of the nation’s top art sites.
Moltons website shows a series of photographs of metal sculptures including one in which the sculpture is on display in Chicago.
The exhibition “Metalhead: A Global Heritage” is on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
It also has an exhibition of works by metal sculptors at the Chicago Art Museum.