Willy, Argus, and Lucky

Willy, Argus, and Lucky

1996-97
Artist
Deborah Butterfield, American, 1949-
Born: San Diego, CA
Work Locations: Montana, Hawaii
Country
United States
sculpture
Painted and patinated bronze
Funds from the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank Trustees
1996.198.1-3

Deborah Butterfield
Willy, Argus, and Lucky, 1996-97
Painted and patinated bronze
Funds from the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank Trustees, 1996.198.1-3. ©  Deborah Butterfield

Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
“I’ve been a horse girl all my life,” says artist Deborah Butterfield, who has sculpted nothing but horses since 1973. She claims her work is not about what horses look like, but about who they are. Over the years, she has used a variety of materials to make each sculpture including plaster, scrap metal, mud, clay, and sticks. Through these materials, Butterfield strives to capture the essence, mood, and pose that individualizes each horse.
Exhibition History
  • “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017