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  • 11-BAC 1X1-Neiman Marcus Horses
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  • 10. Neiman Marcus’ Horses - 3

Paint and Henry

Artist:

Deborah Butterfield

Location:

Copley Pl. Mall, at Dartmouth St. and Stuart St.  

Location

Copley Pl. Mall, at Dartmouth St. and Stuart St.
United States
42° 20' 52.5876" N, 71° 4' 36.066" W

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1987

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

These semi-abstract horse sculptures by Deborah Butterfield allude to the history of the Neiman Marcus department store. In 1907, two competing department store owners, Herbert Marcus Sr. and A. Harris, teamed up to open a new department store in Dallas. The horses evoke both the Texan landscape and the retailers’ partnership. Butterfield is especially well known for her sculptures of horses, which she has been creating since the early 1980s.

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