ABOUT THE COW STATUE
This multicolored cow statue is the exact reproduction of the real size cow created for the Johannesburg CowParade art show in 2005. It represents a large colorful cow grazing. Picasso notably inspired the work of the artist Annali Dempsey. She produced a design in the cubist style, but with references to the African continent such as the giraffe spots. Since then, the cow statue is part of the Museum Edition collectible pieces. Homage to Pi-COW-So African Period cow statue comes with a CowParade Certificate of Authenticity and a soft dust bag.
- Artist: Annalie Dempsey
- Type: Resin
- Shape: Grazing Cow
- Size: 12″³ x 3.5″³ x 8″³ (large model)
- Event: CowParade Johannesburg, 2005
Care instructions: Dust cloth.
ABOUT THE ART EVENT
Major world cities have featured the international CowParade public art event. Chicago (1999) has been the first city in the world to host the CowParade art show. Then, during the 2000s decade, cows were exposed in New York City (2000), London (2002), Tokyo Dublin and Brussels (2003). After that, Prague and Stockholm (2004), Johannesburg, Mexico City and Sao Paulo (2005), Buenos Aires, Paris and Boston (2006). Following by Milan and Istanbul (2007), and finally Taipei (2009). Margaret River in Australia inaugurated the 2010s decade following by Austin (2011), North Carolina (2012), Hong Kong and Valenciennes (2013), Hartford and Detroit (2014), Cartagena (2015), and Belem (2016).
Picasso “abstractions hugely affected the art world of the twentieth century, and he is still one of the most prominent artists of this age. His cubism and the simplification of form correspond to a large extent to the work of African artists.
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor. He was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His free spirit, eccentric style, and complete disregard for criticism to his work characterized his style. His modern approach to painting was also considered to be far ahead of his time. In short, Picasso was arguably the first artist to have such a profound impact on the art world.