The Retired Austin sculptures are a series of products developed in the latter half of the 20th century for home decor and furnishing. The private company Austin Productions Incorporated discontinued the series in 2009, and as of 2015, there are a limited number of Retired Austin sculptures on the market.
Austin Productions, Inc., uses metal, wood, glass, ceramics and other materials in its products, including the Retired Austin sculptures. The sculptures themselves feature multiple artistic styles that depict Cubist, Gothic and Baroque attributes among others. Some sculptures are in the form of busts or miniature statuettes, while others are full-sized statues that tower over people. The sculptures also feature animals, people and nature as their themes. Art galleries, businesses and public services regularly showcase these sculptures in their buildings.
Prospective buyers from all over the world seek out Retired Austin sculptures for their collections. Most buyers use eBay and Craigslist to purchase these products, but private auction houses are also available for these transactions. Certain sculptures cost as low as $20 to $100, but the rarest items often cost more than $2,000. A sculpture that is in good condition or is highly scarce on the market enjoys greater desirability and demand from buyers.