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Cipri, Joseph A.  Search this
Western Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture: bronze with patina; Base: concrete and brick
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by Denver Firefighters Protective Association P. O. Box 4635 Denver Colorado 80204
Located Denver Firehouse No. 1 745 West Colfax Avenue Denver Colorado 80204
Modeled ca. 1990-1991. Cast April 1991. Dedicated July 13, 1991. Copyrighted Sept. 1991
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Colorado, Denver survey, 1993.
City and County of Denver, Mayor's Office of Art, Culture and Film, 1996.
A fireman, tired after a tough shift, stands with his head lowered. His proper right hand clutches his fire hat at his side. His proper left arm is positioned across his waist and grips his oxygen mask. An axe hangs at his proper left side; an air tank hangs over his proper right shoulder. A firehose is on the rock his proper left foot rests on. The statue is part of a larger memorial setting that features a circular patio, surrounded by a garden of flowers, shrubs, and dogwood trees. Two granite memorial stones at the edge of the patio behind the statue have carved inscriptions -- one lists the names of 48 deceased firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1881; the other includes a poem beginning with the phrase: "Boots are Empty."
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Service--Fireman  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Fireman Uniform  Search this
Object--Tool--Axe  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Protective Gear  Search this
Control number:
IAS CO000185
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums