ABOUT THE STRIPED COW
This timeless striped cow comes in new packaging to celebrate the Anniversary of all iconic cows released ten years ago. The new packaging is not only easy to open but also is a great display piece in, especially for collectors, and of itself. Each figurine always comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Artist: Carry Smith
- Type: Resin
- Shape: Grazing Cow
- Size: 12″ x 3.5″ x 8″ (Large model)
- Event: CowParade New York 2000
Care instructions: Dust cloth.
ABOUT THE COWPARADE NEW YORK
New York, NY hosted more than 500 Cow Parade cows from Summer until Fall 2000. It is interesting to notice that New Yorkers pointed out that the cows were not American! Indeed, most American cows have their horns removed at birth.
CowParade New York charity auctions were a great success and raised $ 1,351,000 benefiting several New York City charities. The average bid was $ 18,257. However, the highest winning bid was $ 60,000, for Tiffany Cow. The charities benefiting from the proceeds included: The City Parks Foundation; God’s Love We Deliver; Hale House; City Meals-on-Wheels; New Yorkers for Children and The Center for Arts Education.
In the end, the CowParade auction provided an opportunity to support the work performed by these charities while enjoying a unique form of public art.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Knapp is the Swiss-born sculptor who shaped the Cow Parade cows specifically for the event. Pascal Knapp owns the copyrights to the standing, reclining, and grazing cow shapes used in all CowParade exhibits. Nowadays, CowParade “line of figurines belongs to top figurine collectibles in the world. There are over 500 statues grouped in four collection lines and the striped cow by Cary Smith is one of them.