One of my favorite bookstores in the whole world is the Barnes and Noble in Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas!
Not only is it right in the middle of one of the greatest downtown areas, it has a wonderful coffee bar inside, comfy couches for reading scattered around, and books, books, books!
One of the unique features of the store, hands down, is the two story tall rendition of Frederic Remington's iconic western statue, "The Bronc Buster." It's amazing and just right for this Texas town!
|from the first floor, looking up|
|from the second story|
|Here's a photo of the original statue - it is about 24 inches tall.|
Frederic Remington was self-taught as a sculptor, and The Bronco Buster was his first subject to be cast in bronze. It proved to be the artist’s most popular work, and approximately 150 casts were produced during his lifetime. Most of Remington’s bronzes were sold at Tiffany & Co. in New York, where customers could view a large selection of sculptural works by Remington and his contemporaries. The artist’s surviving records show that the selling price of The Bronco Buster remained $250 throughout Remington’s lifetime. For each sale the artist received $90; $50 went to the consignee, and the foundry was paid the balance.
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