DENVER (CBS4) – One of Denver’s most recognized pieces of public art — the big blue bear at the Colorado Convention Center — was given a new accessory on Monday morning.

Some crafty artists are apparently responsible for placing a giant ball and chain made out of yarn around the leg of the 40-foot-tall sculpture.

The ball and chain with the initials LFS prominently displayed is the product of the underground artist group the “Ladies Fancywork Society.”

The bear, a work titled “I See What You Mean” by artist Lawrence Argent, has peered into the Colorado Convention Center since 2005.

Security crews removed the ball and chain from the bear’s leg two hours after it was placed there.

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In March 2010 the Ladies Fancywork Society were responsible for placing scarves on the “Scottish Angus Cow and Calf” sculpture outside the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton building.

3130232 Big Blue Bear Gets Ball & Chained

S. Rothwell of Denver took this photo on March 26, 2010

Comments (5)
  1. Jim says:

    Bears never got married in the bible and I’lll be damned if they are ever allowed to marry now.

  2. Lyn says:

    Where’s the picture? This one is a visual..

  3. Johnwayne1470 says:

    bears are not chained in the woods they run wild here in Colorado; wake up ladies poor visual aid for those who are viewing this today for Denver and the Big Blue Bear

  4. Enrique Swayze says:

    Keep it goin’ ladies!

  5. kathy says:

    thank goodness there are still a few people left in this country with imaginations and not afraid to use them!!!

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