Fiesta Dancers - University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Posted by: Max and 99
N 35° 04.939 W 106° 37.168
13S E 352362 N 3883371
Quick Description: Bright colorful sculpture of two Fiesta dancers, by renowned artist Luis Jimenez
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2010 3:22:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM9JM1
This very colorful sculpture of two Fiesta dancers is at Cornell Mall, W of the UNM Center of the Arts.
The dancers are larger-than-life, and on a very large round raised circular foundation in a landscaped area. The man's hands are behind his back, and the woman's arms are bent, with one arm resting on her front hip, the other holding her skirt.
This is one of many outdoor sculptures purchased with the "1% for the Arts" program.
Luis Jimenez was a renowned artist whose work has sometimes been controversial. His blue Mustang with the glowing red eyes at Denver International Airport caused quite a ruckus. You can read more about this blue Mustang on the following waymark page:
Jimenez was killed in his studio on June 13, 2006, when a large section of the Blue Mustang fell on him. This is predominant reason that the public felt the sculpture was an omen, and did not want it displayed at an International Airport that welcomed visitors from around the world.
In addition, Jimenez also has a Mustang sculpture on display at the University of Oklahoma's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. It was covered up for many months while the museum underwent major renovation and just recently unveiled. The Mustang can now be seen on the north side of the building.
For more information on this outdoor sculpture and others on the UNM campus, visit this link: