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‘Ball Circus’ sculpture from NY mall listed on Craigslist

November 3, 2018

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — A sculpture by a well-known artist that in its prime featured colored balls traveling through loops and ringing bells is being sold on Craigslist decades after it went missing from an upstate New York mall.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that the Electric Ball Circus by audiokinetic artist George Rhoads is listed on the site with a minimum price of $3,500.

The ball machine sculpture was a fixture at the Long Ridge Mall in the Rochester suburb of Greece. It disappeared in the 1990s when the mall merged with Greece Towne Mall to form the Mall at Greece Ridge.

Collectibles dealer Dave Nuciola bought the damaged sculpture in 2009 from a man who’d rescued it from a trash heap. Nuciola is now selling it on Craigslist.

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