Sculptures displayed in the athletes’ village of London’s Olympic Park are to be offered at auction.
The eight large contemporary works will go
under the hammer at statuary specialists Summers
Place Auctions of Sussex (in association with Sotheby's) on
Highlights include a large bronze gorilla by
wildlife sculptor David Cooke (b.1970) estimated at £6000-10,000.
The 5ft 11in (1.80m) silverback proved a favourite among athletes
such as diver Tom Daley and tennis player Maria Sharapova, who
posed for pictures posted on Twitter beside the sculpture.
Wilfred Pritchard's (b.1970)
Backflip, a 10ft 10in (3.30m) high bronze of a skeleton on
a gymnast's horse situated outside the Cuban residence at the
athletes village, is estimated at £15,000-20,000, and a giant
Galapagos tortoise, one of an edition of nine, at
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