Guests mingle to celebrate Dallas Cowboys sculpture

October 23, 2013 by  

The home of the Dallas Cowboys was filled with an eclectic mix of guests, as sports personalities and art appreciators celebrated the new sculpture, which was placed in the east plaza this month.

The party was in honor of Anish Kapoor, the artist who crafted the Sky Mirror. Guests from NBC’s Sunday Night Football were invited, along with the directors of the Kimbell Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Ebby Halliday, who is 102 years old, described the sculpture as “wonderful”, while Veletta Forsythe Lill, formerly of Dallas City Council, said:

“Whether it’s Cloud Gate at Millenium Park or Sky mirror, it’s like you’re looking at a family portrait. I love art in unexpected places.”

The sculpture is estimated to have cost around $10m, while the installation and the surrounding fountain cost another $3m. The sculpture has a diameter of 35-foot, with a concave mirror three stories high reflecting the sky on one side and letting people see a reflection of themselves on the other. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, talked about the merger of a football stadium with fine art, but then reminded people that the Colosseum of Rome had fine art.

The Dallas Cowboys might be tempted to alter their football literature to incorporate images of the iconic sculpture, which may require the skills of local brochure printers. JJones jokingly added that they now needed a football team that could play to the stadium.