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Butterfield, Derby

Derby Horse1985Bronze31 × 47 × 9H-2845.1986University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable Trust Deborah ButterfieldDeborah Butterfield is known for sculptures of horses that she assembles from a wide variety of media including bronze, mud, scrap metal, and sticks. Her early sculptures were self-portraits that reflected her involvement with horses throughout her lifetime. Eventually her work progressed to pieces that focused on the relationship between the viewer and the horse, emphasizing the connections between all living things. Derby Horse is one of the artist proofs created for an edition of five for the 1985 Kentucky Derby Arts Festival. American 1949San Diego, CA