So at Adler's suggestion, Loffelmacher gave Benattar a call, and the bootmaker has happily shipped the library a mystery cache of rock-star boots which are typically heavily detailed in the Ed Hardy tradition, with flowers, skulls, crossbones and pinup devil girls for the month-long exhibit. And what's a boot without the duds? The exhibit will also include a collection of treasures from Denver's own Rockmount Ranch Wear, including vintage shirts from the 1940s and Rockmount originals used in the movie Brokeback Mountain. Yee-ha!
The library is at 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway; see I Wanna Be a Cowboy in the level-one Fresh City Lounge through May 31. Get information at www.denverlibrary.org/fresh or 720-865-1206.
May 5-30, 2008