|Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon, Denver Post|
This definitely sends a message. I am not sure what the message is... The flashing red eyes are a bit creepy, especially at night. The public response has been strong, and much of it critical.
I was not able to get close enough to take a photo but here's one from the web from when the work was being installed.
Well, it turns out there's quite a story behind "Mustang," the most interesting part of which is that the statue is guilty of manslaughter. (Patricide?) A large piece of it fell on the artist when he was working on it and killed him. (Read more.)
Here's a closeup. The artist, by the way, was a well-known New Mexican sculptor named Luis Jimenez.
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