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DENVER (CBS4)– Driving down Grant Street in Denver, you can’t miss the latest piece of big blue art to hit town. The 40-foot-tall inflatable prospector is located between Colfax and 14th, on the east side of the state Capitol building.

Cortney Stell, the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the a nomadic art museum, says he’s visiting us until November 4 as part of Denver Arts Week.

(credit: Mark Neitro)

(credit: Mark Neitro)

“What you see behind me is a 40-foot-tall inflatable gorilla monument by the artist Chad Person. The monument is a figure of a prospector and he’s on a traditional monument base of solid blue so the figure of the prospector is a figure that the artist is using to signal a new digital frontier,” said Stell.

(credit: Mark Neitro)

(credit: Mark Neitro)

“The solid blue shape is meant to relate and comment on Denver’s taste in public art. If you think of all the blue art and sculptures in Denver, this is what it relates to.”

The inflatable art is near the state Capitol (credit: Mark Neitro)

The inflatable art is near the state Capitol (credit: Mark Neitro)


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