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Chrome on the Range II - Grand Junction, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 04.029 W 108° 33.997
12S E 710524 N 4327046
Quick Description: Life-sized bison made from chromed car parts.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2011 1:58:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMCZ9C
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This downtown Grand Junction icon was dedicated on December 15, 1989. The bison is made of a steel frame with thousands of hand cut chromed car pieces to create this shiny bison. A closer look reveals how the artist used the various shapes of chromed car parts to shape specific features on the bison. He is just a joy to view!

The piece seems to be in good shape. There was minor rusting, but it does not seem to be neglected.
TITLE: Chrome on the Range II

ARTIST(S): Lou WIllie

DATE: December 15, 1989

MEDIUM: Settel and chromed car parts

CONTROL NUMBER: CO000261

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
On a concrete platform on the south west corner of Main Street and 4th Street.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
The piece seems to be in good shape. There was minor rusting, but it does not seem to be neglected. The animal is a BISON, not a buffalo - there are no buffalo in the United States (except for zoos).


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