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Vaquero, Moody Park, Houston, Texas 0531101621 | by Patrick Feller
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Vaquero, Moody Park, Houston, Texas 0531101621

Vaquero, 1980, in fibreglass, by Luis Jimenez (1940 - 2006)

 

Located in Moddy Park, 3725 Fulton, Houston, Texas.

 

It underwent extensive conservation in 2009.

 

The artist's proof stands outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC.

 

The sculpture serves as a commentary on more traditional equestrian statuary, and a gentle reminder that the cowboy traditions of the American West had an earlier, and broader, history than we often think. How else do you think we came by the term "buckaroo"?

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Taken on June 2, 2010