Famous Sculpture Outside Art Museum Sold
POSTED: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 7:19am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:02pm
EL PASO - A famous sculpture that was once mounted outside the El Paso Museum of Art is gone.
Work crews dismantled the 20-foot "Vaquero" sculpture Tuesday. El Paso artist Luis Jimenez created the statue and it was on loan to the Art Museum.
"Luis Jimenez is probably one of the most well known artists from El Paso besides Tom Lea or Manuel Acosta it's a loss for the city in a sense" said Christian Gerstheimer, a museum curator.
The statue was sold to a museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.