The Yearling - Denver, CO
Posted by: Outspoken1
N 39° 44.267 W 104° 59.313
13S E 500981 N 4398654
Quick Description: “The Yearling” by Donald Lipski in the Denver Civic Center Park area
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2007 6:31:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM2V3D
“The Yearling” by Donald Lipski, 1992
Red Painted Steel Chair with Painted Fiberglass Pinto Pony
The red chair is 21 feet tall and ten feet wide, and the pinto pony is six feet tall at the ears. The scale of this work is meant to recall that time in life when even everyday objects seemed monumental.
“The Yearling” was originally commissioned for an elementary school in upper Manhattan. Says Lipski about this work, “I wanted to give kids something that would really be a cause for wonder.” When the school district asked Lipski to omit the horse, he refused, saying, “It just lost all its magic.” The sculpture spent 1997 in New York City’s Central Park, where it was widely acclaimed before traveling to Denver in 1998 for permanent installation. “If it makes people stop and feel something they haven’t felt before, I’m happy,” commented the artist, shortly before “The Yearling” was moved.
This sculpture was generously donated to former Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb and the people of Denver by the NBT Foundation.
Name: The Yearling
Figure Type: Animal
Artist Name: Donald Lipski
Date created or placed: Created in 1992, placed in 1998
Materials used: Steel and fiberglass
Location: Denver's Civic Center Park area at Denver Public Library-Central Branch
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