Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:14 am
Denver museum pays off Super Bowl art wager
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8. If the Broncos had won the Super Bowl, the Seattle Art Museum would have sent Denver a 1901 Japanese painted screen showing an eagle on a seashore.
To kick off the event Wednesday, admission is free at the Seattle museum to fans in Seahawks gear.
The Denver museum's Thomas Smith calls the sculpture of a cowboy on a bucking bronco an icon of American Western art. It was cast by Remington in in the early 1900s from the prototype he created in 1895.