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John Wayne - Beverly Hills, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 34° 03.886 W 118° 22.521
11S E 373081 N 3770190
Quick Description: This sculpture is located at the Great Western Bank tower, at 8484 Wilshire Boulevard (between La Cienega & Hamilton) in Beverly Hills, CA
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2013 7:58:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMH1DF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
This sculpture depicts the famous actor John Wayne, who appeared in many westerns, on horseback and in cowboy attire. It is set on an oval pedestal about 5 feet high with elaborate reliefs. on its sides.
The Inventory (visit link) better describes it thusly:

"Full-length portrait of John Wayne riding a horse. He is dressed in western style clothing and wears chaps and a cowboy hat. In his proper right hand he holds a coiled lasso rope. In his proper left hand he holds the reins of the horse. The horse is fully saddled with saddle bags near the back. The horse is walking atop a large bronze boulder. On the sides of the boulder are high-relief scenes of the West. On the proper right side a herd of cattle is being driven by a cowboy on horseback. On the proper left side several cowboys are on horseback while a central figure appears to be mourning a dead compatriot. The sculpture stands on an octagonal stone base."
TITLE: John Wayne

ARTIST(S): Harry Jackson

DATE: 1984

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: stone.


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

8484 Wilshire Boulevard (between La Cienega & Hamilton) in Beverly Hills, CA

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