Top Bizarre Statues Or Public Art In Denver

October 1, 2012 1:01 AM

Top Bizarre Statues Or Public Art In Denver
" Public art is one of the best ways to help form the identity of a city. The truth is, however, that art is highly subjective and what some may consider genius, others may call an eyesore. No matter how you look at it, Denver has many wonderful and truly bizarre pieces of public art. From 40-foot tall bears to piles of red sausages, there is plenty of art out there to spark up a lively and creative debate.

The Mustang statue at Denver International Airport. The title of the piece is Mustang / Mesteño, by Luis Jiménez (1940-2006) (credit: CBS)

“Mustang” by Luis Jimenez Denver International Airport 8500 Pena Blvd. Denver, CO 80249

One of the first pieces of art that greets everyone entering the Mile High City is a 32-foot tall fiberglass statue of a blue horse. The statue has received much attention over the years for being one of the most terrifying and controversial pieces of art to ever grace an airport. Originally commissioned in 1992 for $300,000, the statue was in development for more than 14 years. In 2006, the huge beast fell and pinned the 66-year-old artist, killing him on his studio floor "

Click here to read the whole article