Castle Rock Banished Sculpture being Auctioned November 1st
With concern that the sculpture might be ‘politically contentious’ they removed the bronze, 8-inch-high item, that looks like a melting earth. The Castle Rock Town Hall was once home to the beautiful, piece of art.
Mayor Paul Donahue was the one who pointed out the that the sculpture could be offensive. Since, there was so much talk about the politically, ‘insulting’ piece of $800 bronze it could go for a lot of money, at the November 1st auction. The approaching masquerade ball will be at the Cielo at Castle Pines Events Center. Other items include: a Peyton Manning autographed football!
Stars for Douglas County is a non-profit organization that raises money for visual arts in public schools, they will be hosting the event this weekend. There has definitely been some interest in purchasing the piece, it could raise a lot of money for the school.
Although, we will never know exactly why it was removed, it could now belong to the right person that appreciates art. With the growing trend in art culture, in the Denver and Castle Rock area, it would be no surprise that the bronze sculpture could double its value.
The masquerade and auction will take place at 7 p.m., this Friday. It will be located at the Cielo at Castle Pines, an events center at 485 W. Happy Canyon Drive. For information about tickets, which also will be available at the door, go to http://www.stars4castlerock.com/masquerade-gala-2013/.