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City's howling Wolves to go under the hammer at charity auction

By Mark Drew | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

The familiar Wolves statues that have adorned the city’s landmarks since July will go under the hammer next month – in the apt setting of the Wolves ground.

The colourful pack formed part the city’s biggest ever public art event over the summer

The colourful pack formed part the city’s biggest ever public art event over the summer and part of the collection will now be auctioned off for charity – with the funds to be split between Outside Centre and the mayor Councillor Elias Mattu’s chosen charities.

Will Farmer, director of Fielding Auctioneers and well known for his appearances on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, will lead the Wolves in Wolves sale in the Hayward Suite, at Molineux stadium, on November 2.

Project manager Jagtar Singh with some of the wolves

The wolves to go under the hammer are Wild, Colour, Love, The Sitting, Bayliss, Sunset, Compton, Kiyiya, Rainbow, Meditation, Endless Opportunities, Dynasty, Garden, Sacred Grandfathers, Zeus and Beowulf.

The remaining wolves will be retained by their sponsors for use in projects.

A handful of the statues are set to remain on display in the city centre, such as Hunter outside the University School of Art, Old Gold in the Wolves Museum, Thomas at Marston’s House, Support Life at the University of Wolverhampton, Mander at Mander House, Beanstalk at the Grand Theatre, and roaming wolf Claude.

The sculptures being moved out of the city

Almost 40 mini-wolves from the Wolverhampton Art Gallery exhibition will also be auctioned off on the night.

Mr Farmer said: “I am thrilled to be the auction partner for this fantastic and very successful project. It will be wonderful to find some new homes for the wolves and to raise a huge amount of money for charity.”

Doors will open at 4pm, with the auction starting at 7pm. Visit www.theticketfactory.com

Mark Drew

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