Tonantzin Missions History
- Item Number
- Estimated Value
- $7,500 USD
- Opening Bid
- $2,500 USD
FOR THE BUYER: In public and for corporate or business use, your company benefits from tremendous attention. It’s common that thousands of photographs are taken associating your company with the goodwill supporting public art. These sculptures are better than a billboard bringing attention to your business. And think of the publicity opportunities.
For the private collector, whether on your ranch, in the Hollywood Hills, or grazing in your front yard in a beautiful Valley suburb, you will certainly stand out from your neighbors! Indoors or by the pool, is there a better conversation piece? Imagine the envy!
THE ART: These beautiful bovine full-size sculptures were hand painted by California artists, some taking over a month to complete. Some by entire teams. Others by individual accomplished artists. Some with celebrity engagement. Easy to mooove. Perfect for exterior or interior display.
Each artist was asked to interpret and be inspired by California culture and history. Some compositions are obvious. Some obscure. And reading the artist statement helps the buyer understand and enjoy.
PEDIGREE: California is the largest dairy state in the Country. Agriculture is second only to tourism in the California economy. The California Milk Processors Board, owners of the celebrity engaged famous GOT MILK? advertising campaign, commissioned the sculptures and the artists. The public display of the sculptures promoted the health benefits from milk especially for children.
In 2015, GOT MILK? Contributed these beautiful art forms to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times to support and raise funds for their critical programs. CAMP is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California supporting families and serving children being treated for cancer since 1982.
These now famous bovine beauties are the result of over 300,000 public views and visits and a million+ photographs. The exhibition is an historical (and hysterical!) event commemorated by the public display in Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Remember, with no cows there’s no cowgirls, no Cowboys. No John Wayne, no John Wayne Airport. No Gene Autry, Gene Autry Museum. No Angels baseball team.
Cows and cattle are part of our history and culture. Maybe “Cowlifornia”?
YOUR BID: Please bid high. Bid often. Help CAMP help families, help children fighting cancer. If you can help and want to bid on cows (or a whole herd!) but don’t know where to put them, contact us for assistance.
Free delivery within 50 miles.
THE ARTIST: Arturo Guevara
NOTE: The cast fiberglass sculpture was manufactured in California to quality and design standards set by the Connecticut based CowParade company which reserves copyright to the cow shape. Other than the blank sculpture having been acquired by CPMB from CowParade, there is no CowParade relationship with CMPB, Dana Point California’s Cowabunga! project or the Newport Beach Sculpture Garden Cows4Camp exhibition.
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Full-size hand-painted cow sculpture exhibited in Newport Beach and/or Dana Point California.
The buyer or agent can inspect the sculpture in Newport Beach. Detailed photographs can be provided to registered bidders. Delivery is free within 50 miles of Newport Beach. Using Google map for calculation, additional miles are billed at one dollar per mile and paid directly to the delivery company. Delivery will be curbside. Additional handling, installation and insurance is responsibility of the purchaser.
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