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Lawrence Argent

12 years ago by Michael Paglia
Lawrence Argent, one of the four featured artists in Looking Up at Metro's CVA (see review), has emerged over the last decade or so as the region's premier conceptual artist. But unlike most of his fellow travelers in this brainiac pursuit, Argent has been successful in getting public commissions. Selection...
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Lawrence Argent, Legendary Denver Sculptor, Has Died

2 years ago by Michael Paglia
Lawrence Argent, one of Colorado’s most successful and well-established artists, died suddenly in Denver on October 4, 2017. Argent’s most famous local commission is “I See What You Mean,” on the 14th Street side of the Colorado Convention Center. The piece, which was done in 2005, immediately earned an endearing...
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Lawrence Argent's Blue Bear Travels the Globe on Instagram

2 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
"I See What You Mean" has inspired a nickname (the Big Blue Bear), pranks, knock-offs, and a worldwide photographic tour on #denverbluebear.
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Lawrence Argent to Create Holocaust Memorial at DU

11 years ago by Michael Roberts
The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver has announced that well-known and highly regarded Denver artist Lawrence Argent (pictured in a photo courtesy of the artist) has been chosen to design what is to be called the Holocaust Memorial Learning and Social Action Site. The project will...
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Big blue bear artist Lawrence Argent tells critics to lay off the big blue mustang

11 years ago by Jared Jacang Maher
With the ongoing controversy over the the late Luis Jimenez's deadly "Mustang" sculpture at Denver International Airport getting bluer and veiny-er with each passing day, we decided to call up another artist (a live one) who has also been on the receiving end of airport-art criticism: Denver artist Lawrence Argent...
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Are Big Property Tax Bills Painting Denver Arts Districts Into a Corner?

2 months ago by Susan Froyd
On Santa Fe Drive, artists and owners are feeling the pinch.
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Colorado Convention Center

Every major city needs a good convention center, and the Colorado Convention Center certainly does the trick for this metropolis. The center has 63 meeting rooms, two giant ballrooms, a 5,000-seat...
Community Venues, Music Venues
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Free for All: The Five Best Free Events This Week

9 months ago by Byron Graham
Tuesday is Colorado Gives Day, but Denver performers will be giving all week long.
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Lips and Their Many Uses: A Modest Proposal

1 year ago by Joe Weeg
Denver needs a yummy new piece of public art.
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Reader: I Love the Big Blue Bear Looking in the Convention Center Window

2 years ago by Westword Staff
Denverites love this city's outdoor sculptures, particularly "I See What You Mean" and "Mustang." But one reader thinks they're all a waste of money.

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