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No Petitions Filed So Far In Opposition To Blue Mustang At DIA

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The Mustang statue at Denver International Airport. The title of the piece is Mustang  / Mesteño, by Luis Jiménez (1940-2006) (credit: CBS)

The Mustang statue at Denver International Airport. The title of the piece is Mustang / Mesteño, by Luis Jiménez (1940-2006) (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – While plenty of Coloradans seem to hate the blue horse sculpture at Denver International Airport, so far it doesn’t look like a movement is underfoot to have the public art piece removed.

Officials with the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and City Art told CBS4 on Monday there haven’t been any petitions filed so far in opposition to the 32-foot tall sculpture. The five-year city contract expired for the art piece over the weekend.

The tall horse on its hind legs with glowing red eyes was purchased for $600,000, but is now valued at nearly $2 million, and Arts and Venues Denver spokeswoman Ginger White said earlier this month that they might consider selling the sculpture.

The sculptor Luis Jiménez died creating “Mustang,” but it was later completed and installed by his son. The horse was installed in February 2008.

The commission will continue to hear from the public and a decision could come at its next meeting on March 5.

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