Trail of Painted Ponies "Unity" 1E/3,249
Pony Story: It was not solely for his grand vision, combining imagery of the early Spanish explorers who brought the horse to American five centuries ago, with representations of the Native tribes whose culture was radically changed by the horse, that this former fashion photographer turned pop artist received the award for the most ambitious Pony. To give his artwork monumental impact, Georges Monfils covered it with over a million and a half tiny Indian seed beads, applied one at a time! So impressive was the outcome, which took the artist over 1,400 hours to complete, that it was nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records.
Item #: 1468
Release Date: Summer 2003
Artist: Georges Monfils
Size: 6" Tall
Retired: September 2004
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/1945