Man, Colorado loves this guy on a horse

A Frederic Remington sculpture in Evergreen. (Courtesy Matt Baca)

You may remember my pointless but successful quest to learn the origin of the life-sized sculpture of a man on a horse that recently materialized in a parking lot on Broadway.

It looked like this, and it was placed there by a wealthy man who had nowhere else to put it:

A Frederic Remington sculpture in a parking lot on Broadway. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; north capitol hill; public art; sculpture; denver art museum;
A Frederic Remington sculpture in a parking lot on Broadway. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Well, longtime Denverite reader Matt Baca went out and found another copy of the exact same Frederic Remington statue. This one’s in Evergreen, on the eastern edge of Evergreen Lake.

A Frederic Remington sculpture in Evergreen. (Courtesy Matt Baca)
A Frederic Remington sculpture in Evergreen. (Courtesy Matt Baca)

Fortunately, this version of “Mountain Man,” has a plaque, so no obsessive Google searching was required. It originated in France and was a gift for “our beloved Evergreen,” from Reed, Ross and Nancy Grimes.

Enjoy that horse, Evergreen.

Colorado, by the way, is apparently in love with this Remington guy. His work features in a new Denver Art Museum exhibit that provides an interesting new view of the Western and Western art.

Anyway, thanks Matt. If you spot another copy of the man and horse, let me know.

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.