A “Cattle-logue” of Frequently Asked Questions About CowParade

What is CowParade?

CowParade is an organization headquartered in West Hartford, Connecticut. It has produced more than 75 major public art events with its signature cow canvasses since the celebrated Chicago exhibit in 1999. Over half-a-billion people have seen CowParade events in 30 countries on six continents. Learn more about the history of CowParade.

What cities have hosted CowParade?

CowParade’s iconic, artist-stylized cows have graced many of the world’s most famous cities. Domestic incaranations include CowParades in some the United State’s foremost cities, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver Las Vegas and San Diego. The most visited state is Texas with three total CowParades, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Others American cities visited by CowParade include Madison, WI, Stamford, CT, West Orange, NJ, Kansas City, MO and Portland, OR.

International cities that have hosted include Stockholm, Sweden, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Moscow, Russia, Mexico City, Mexico, Tokyo, Japan, Cape Town, South Africa, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, Paris, France, Lisbon, Portugal, Barcelona, Spain, Geneva, Switzerland, Aukland, New Zealand, Milan and Florence, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey and Athens, Greece, among others.

What is CowParade North Carolina 2012?

CowParade North Carolina brought this foremost public art event to the greater Triangle area, with cows grazing throughout Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond from late August to mid-December 2012.

This community-wide event mobilized the area’s artistic talent to design life-size fiberglass cows painted, adorned and imaginatively transformed by local artists, architects, designers, and area school children. Selected artists chose one of three life-size cow poses to design with businesses and individuals sponsoring the production of 80 cows to benefit N.C. Children’s Hospital.

What celebrities have been involved in CowParade?

Several celebrities have created cows for past CowParades, including artists Red Grooms, Richard Haas and Peter Max; architects Michael Graves, Lord Richard Rogers and Lord Norman Foster; designers Kate Spade, Vivienne Westwood, and Karim Rashid; musical artists Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and Radiohead; director David Lynch; and politician Vaclav Havel. Artist-stylized cows have been purchased by Oprah Winfrey, Ringo Starr, Elton John, and Princess Firyal of Jordan at CowParade auctions.

What is the highest selling cow?

Renowned designer John Roche created the highest-grossing cow in CowParade history for CowParade Dublin 2003. The cow, rendered with a mosaic of thousands of pieces of Waterford Crystal, sold for $146,000. Holy cow!

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