The 13-foot-tall steel sculpture that a Paso Robles artist alleged was stolen around Thanksgiving was actually placed in storage by mistake, artist Steven Addi said on Thursday.
Workers moved “East Wind,” which Addi values at $15,000, with pieces from another artist who was relocating from the outdoor sculpture garden they shared on Limestone Way.
One of the movers who heard about the missing art explained that crews didn’t realize the 500-pound sculpture belonged to another artist, Addi said.
Addi was notified on Dec. 12 that the sculpture was located and will be returned.
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“I am just glad the piece was found and that there was no foul play involved,” Addi said in a statement.