DT: "Cobra - Poised, Ready to Strike" Sculpture by Richard Pietruska

Available for auction is one of the earliest sculptures by Richard Pietruska, a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society since 1996 and professor at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena for over 40 years. This limited edition Cobra sculpture is cast bronze and finished with automotive paint. It is unique in that it morphs from a cobra snake body into a 427 Shelby Cobra on top. Hence the title: Poised, Ready to Strike. The sculpture is approximately 14" high and mounted on a black granite base that is 2" thick. The piece is quite heavy and weighs about 27 lbs. The seller states Carroll Shelby thought it was a surprising and amusing interpretation of his Cobra. He got to see it at one of his Kids' Car Designing Contests at the Petersen Automotive Museum when the seller had the privilege to join him to judge the entrants many years ago. 



Richard Pietruska teaches in the Transportation Design Department at the ArtCenter College of Design and has taught many of the top automotive designers in the world from just about every car company. His sculptures have been featured in many automotive magazine articles, Concours, museum shows, and automotive collections around the world. All of Richard's sculptures are done by hand taking many hours to get the look and feel for the concept to be just right.



This sculpture always attracted a lot of attention wherever it was shown and would make a great conversation piece for that serious Cobra aficionado. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees.

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  • $1,800 offer from Las Vegas, NV (89138) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Offer in the amount of $1,800

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,510

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,420

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,410

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,400

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,390

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,360

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,350

  • Essence-of-Speed2 (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    A few weeks ago the black one sold for $3,600

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,310

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,300

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,280

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,270

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,260

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,250

  • zhangyu0532 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,210

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,200

  • Essence-of-Speed2 (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Essence-of-Speed2 This is only one of two left, no more will be cast and produced.

  • Essence-of-Speed2 (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Essence-of-Speed2 The reserve is pretty high on this sculpture, hopefully we'll get there. Thanks for your bidding .
    Richard

  • bosox 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,100

  • max298RSR 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • bosox 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $900

  • Harleys3 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $700

  • Essence-of-Speed2 (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    The auction is ending soon. I'm looking for that special bidder who appreciates the design and quality of this bronze casting and the uniqueness of this sculpture. Good luck...

  • bosox 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $600

  • Essence-of-Speed2 (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Sorry there is some confusion...this is from my private collection.
    Richard Pietruska
    I'm trying to move some pieces out so I can make room for my new sculptures.

  • baystate 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $500

  • Essence-of-Speed2 (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Please enjoy bidding on one of my favorite sculptures ....

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DT: "Cobra - Poised, Ready to Strike" Sculpture by Richard Pietruska
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