Sponsored by: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Charity: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Fossil Location: FreeMarkets, Wood St. at 6th Ave. (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $11,500
Materials: Welded steel
Theme: Pittsburgh's transformation from an industrial past
  Nino by Rick Bach About the Design
Designer Rick Bach, known for his metal signs and scultpures at local clubs and restaurants, created an impressive steel Torosaurus that encases the fiberglass replica.  Seven-hundred-pound "Nino" illustrates Pittsburgh's transformation from the bones of its industrial past to its new visionary future.

About the Sponsor
Students at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh learn to apply creative talent, innovation and skill to a new world of commercial and culinary arts, design, and technology. The campus resides in a historic landmark building in downtown Pittsburgh with 10 floors of fully nSold!etworked, industry-standard computer labs and specialty facilities. With a history rich in experience and alumni success, the school continues to provide outcome-oriented education leading to the creative careers of tomorrow.