ABOUT DALI’S COW STATUES
Merry Calderoni painted the original Salvador Cowli” sculpture with acrylic paints in a collage design taken from the painting ““The Persistence of Memory” (1931).” As you can see in the left eye, the complete picture is visible. In each of the ears, however, the artist painted a landscape. Also, the tree growing from one of his horns is a real branch, stripped of bark and painted to match the other horn. The artist modeled his melting clock with various layers of paper mache and fiberglass. This remarkable cow miniature is the exact reproduction of the original-size bovine featured at the Houston CowParade exhibit in 2001. All our cow statues are part of the Museum Edition of the CowParade. Our cow statues always come with a CowParade Certificate of Authenticity and a soft dust bag.
- Artist: Merry Calderoni
- Type: Resin
- Shape: Standing Cow
- Size: 12″ x 3.5″ x 8″ (large model)
- Event: CowParade Houston, 2001
Care instructions: Dust cloth.
ABOUT THE COW PARADE EVENT
Cows grazed in Houston, TX from September to November 2001. Local artists painted a herd of 325 different fiberglass cows displayed on the streets of Houston for three months. Indeed, Cow Parade art exhibit was the city “biggest ever art show. It was a fundraising event that was the largest ever at that time benefiting Texas Children “Hospital. The goal was to raise $3.2 million for the hospital and before the cows ever being on display over half of that goal had been met.
ABOUT SALVADOR DALà
Salvador Dali was known as a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter. Dalà “painterly skills come from the influence of Renaissance masters. His artistic talents included not only film and sculpture but also photography. Dalà worked mostly in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. As he developed his own style throughout his early life, Dalà made some works heavily influenced by Picasso and Miró.