Denver museum pays off Super Bowl art wager
SEATTLE (AP) The Denver Art Museum has made good on its Super Bowl bet and delivered the Frederic Remington ”Broncho Buster” sculpture to the Seattle Art Museum for a three-month exhibit.
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8. If the Broncos had won the Super Bowl, the Seattle Art Museum would have sent Denver a 1901 Japanese painted screen showing an eagle on a seashore.
To kick off the event Wednesday, admission is free at the Seattle museum to fans in Seahawks gear.
The Denver museum’s Thomas Smith calls the sculpture of a cowboy on a bucking bronco an icon of American Western art. It was cast by Remington in in the early 1900s from the prototype he had created in 1895.