A sculpture of a lion that weighs approximately 300 pounds and is valued at $12,000 disappeared from a Park City Kimball Arts Festival setup sometime late Friday or early Saturday, the sculptor said, a rare high-dollar theft during the annual festival.
Fredrick Prescott, a Santa Fe, N.M., sculptor and a veteran of the festival, said the piece was last seen between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday. It was left unsecured during the overnight hours. His location is close to the Caledonian along lower Main Street.
Prescott said the piece, bright yellow and bright red, is six feet long, three feet tall and three feet wide. It is made of powder-coated steel. He said two people working together could lift the piece with difficulty, but it would be easier to move if the head was removed first. It could also be dragged by two people.