About the “Mira Moo” cow grazing
Artist Margaret Pedrotti sculpted Mira Moo life-size cow grazing shape for CowParade San Antonio, Texas in 2003. The design shows a shiny silver cow grazing with an elegant crackle appearance. The cow grazing figurine is part of the Museum Edition of CowParade Original collectibles.
The cow grazing not only comes with a Certificate of Authenticity but also in a brand new packaging. The statue is suitable for indoor use only.
- Artist: Margaret Pedrotti
- Type: Resin
- Shape: Cow grazing
- Size: The Museum Edition (Large, 12″ x 3.5″ x 8″)
- Event: CowParade San Antonio 2002
Care instructions: Dust cloth.
About the CowParade San Antonio
CowParade began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1998, and both the 2000 CowParade in New York City and the 1999 CowParade in Chicago were widely touted as the most successful public art programs in the cities’ history. Over 44 million people viewed the New York event, and the Chicago event generated nearly $500 million in economic impact.
CowParade is an international public art exhibit that travels to many world cities. San Antonio served as an urban pasture to the herds of CowParade cows displayed on the streets during Summer 2003. CowParade San Antonio was a wildly successful public art exhibition designed to celebrate the spirit of San Antonio’s cultural heritage and the fight against cancer. From Alamo Plaza to the Mission Trails, this event inspired tourists and San Antonio residents alike to explore San Antonio anew. More than 100 brightly colored life-size heifers adorned the city. In San Antonio, the cows were attached to a 500-pound base so as not to “walk away.” Then, the cows were sold not only at a live but also an online auction. Finally, all the benefits went to the American Cancer Society and the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs charities.
About the cow shapes
Knapp is the Swiss-born sculptor who shaped the CowParade cows specifically for the event. The cows come in three shapes used in all CowParade exhibits: cow standing, cow grazing, and cow reclining and weigh approximately 100 pounds each. Nowadays, CowParade “line of figurines belongs to top figurine collectibles in the world. There are over 500 statues grouped in four collection lines:
- Museum Edition
- The Collection
- Mini Moos
and Mira Moo cow is one of the Museum Edition.