Bronco Buster - Kansas City, Mo.
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This marker on a replica of Remington's "Bronco Buster" is located in Barney Allis Plaza - 12th and Central in Kansas City, Mo.
Waymark Code: WMVZD1
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 06/15/2017
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This replica of Remington's "Bronco Buster" is located in Barney Allis Plaza. The statue is 8 foot tall and rests on red granite plinth. The plinth has a plaque and a picture of Barney Allis. The sculpture itself is bronze.

Bronco Buster

Remington, Frederic 1861-1909 (copy after)

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: polished granite

TYPE: Sculptures-Copy
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
OWNER/LOCATION: Administered by City of Kansas City, Missouri Planning Services Division 4600 East 63rd Street Kansas City Missouri 64130
Located Barney Allis Plaza 12th & Wyandotte Kansas City Missouri

DATE: 1985. Dedicated Nov. 25, 1985

NOTES: Save Outdoor Sculpture, Missouri, Kansas City survey, 1994.

SUMMARY: Enlarged replica of Frederic Remington's "Bronco Buster." The horse is rearing up on his hind legs, while the driver leans forward with his proper right arm extended to the side, flashing a whip.

TOPIC: Western
Figure male
Homage--Brookfield, Dutton


- Smithsonian Outdoor Sculptures Website

The Bronco Buster (also spelled "Broncho Buster" as per convention at the time of sculpting) is a sculpture made of bronze copyrighted in 1895 by American artist Frederic Remington. It portrays a rugged Western frontier cowboy character fighting to stay aboard a rearing, plunging bronco, with a stirrup swinging free, a quirt in one hand and a fistful of mane and reins in the other. It was the first and remains the most popular of all of Remington's sculptures.

The sculpture was executed in the summer of 1895, and later that fall it was copyrighted with the United States Copyright Office. He took his subject from "A Pitching Bronco", an illustration of his that had been published in the April 30, 1892, issue of Harper's Weekly. Sculpting was a new medium for Remington at this time, and this new method of portrayal was a total success in the eyes of his collectors and art historians.[citation needed] Breaking away from the restricted limits of flat paper, pen and ink and watercolor; Remington moved to the next level of his artistic potential, through the more effective medium of three-dimensional expressions. Remington, who always strove to capture the essence of the moment in his work, now found he was more able to effectively express that which he had observed first hand.

- Wikipedia

This heroic size interpretation of
Frederic Remington's
is presented by friends of
to memorialize his promotion
of the Kansas City Spirit
through outstanding business, civic,
and philanthropic leadership.

- Marker Text

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