Sunday, September 25, 2022

Iconic Remington Sculpture Headed from Denver Art Museum to Seattle Art Museum as Payment on Superbowl Bet

Denver, CO, USA — The classic Remington sculpture “Bronco Buster” is headed to Seattle as “payment” on a losing bet between the Superbowl city’s art museums.  Donna Bryson reports for the Associated Press:

Broncho Buster_release“Thomas Smith, director of the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art, said he got a call from a Seattle Art Museum curator to discuss plans for displaying the Remington almost as soon as the Feb. 2 Super Bowl was over. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8, and the Remington will go to Seattle for three months.

“‘As I watched the game, I said, ‘Oh, there goes our Broncho Buster for a few months,’ Smith said.

“He called the piece ‘the most iconic sculpture’ in American Western art history. Remington cast 150 versions after creating the prototype in 1895. Smith said the piece going to Seattle was among the first copies, made in the early 1900s using what was then a new lost-wax casting technique.”

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Joe Kleiman
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Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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