Big Blue Bear - Denver, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
N 39° 44.622 W 104° 59.730
13S E 500385 N 4399311
Quick Description: A Humongous Voyeuristic Indigo Ursine Salivating over Denver's Conventioneers.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2009 4:39:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM7WTB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 12

Long Description:


I See What You Mean, also known as The Blue Bear, spends his days peering in a window on the Colorado Convention Center's 14th Street facade. The sculpture by Denver artist Lawrence Argent was commissioned in 2002 as part of the city's Percent for Art Program and installed in 2005. See What You Mean, also known as The Blue Bear, spends his days peering in a window on the Colorado Convention Center's 14th Street facade. The sculpture by Denver artist Lawrence Argent was commissioned in 2002 as part of the city's Percent for Art Program and installed in 2005.

The price tag was $424,400.

The bear's impressive measurements include: height, 40 feet; weight, 10,000 pounds; chest, 18 feet; arm span (with paws pulled in), 22 feet, 4 inches. It is made of molded fiberglass, covered by a blue cement-like coating.

Blue Bear is described as an interpretation of a creature that doubles as a wild animal and a childhood toy. The artist had a model made on a prototyping machine, a printing device that turns digital images into actual objects. The color was blue. Argent liked it, so he kept it.

The bear was fabricated in California and transported to Denver on four trucks. During installation it suffered an abrasion on its left haunch while being hoisted off its back by a crane. The scratch was painted over.

The sculpture starred in a movie, Big Blue Bear, and replicas of the bruin were sold at various Denver venues for $12.99 for the 5-inch bear, and $18.99 for the 8-inch bear.
Name of statue: I See What You Mean

Name of creator: Lawrence Argent

Material: Made of molded fiberglass, covered by a blue cement-like coating.

Date created: Commisioned in 2002, Place in 2005

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

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