Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; King County executive Dow Constantine (left), Seattle mayor Ed Murray (center), U.S. senator Maria Cantwell (second from right) and Washington governor Jay Inslee at Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII victory parade on 4th Avenue. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Art Museum makes good on Super Bowl bet with Seattle Art Museum


If you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan looking to gloat even more about the result of Super Bowl XLVIII, round up your friends and head on down to the Seattle Art Museum to check out Frederic Remington’s “Broncho Buster” sculpture. The museum will display the piece for three months as per the terms of a wager with the Denver Art Museum (had the Broncos beaten the Seahawks, the Seattle Art Museum would have been required to send the Denver Art Museum a 12-foot-wide drawing of an eagle perched beside the sea made by Japanese artist Tsuji Kako in 1901).

As the Los Angeles Times pointed out before the Super Bowl, this year’s big game wasn’t the first time two competing art museums have wagered famous pieces on the Super Bowl’s outcome. So the next time some guy tries to argue with you about how football is a “low-class” form of entertainment enjoyed only by stupid people, tell him he’s painting with too broad of a brush.

[Source: KIRO TV]

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