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Cow Parade NYC 2000

The World’s Largest Public Art Event

According to the CowParade website – the Cow Parade is the largest and most successful public art event in the world. CowParade events have been staged in  80+ worldwide since 1999 including Chicago (1999), New York City (2000), London (2002), Tokyo (2003), and Brussels (2003). Dublin (2003), Prague (2004), and Stockholm (2004), Mexico City (2005), Sao Paulo (2005), Buenos Aires (2006), Boston (2006) Paris (2006), Milan (2007, Istanbul (2007), Taipei (2009), Rio (2011), North Carolina (2013), Hong Kong (2013).

I was asked to participate in the New York City Cow Parade in 2000. The selection committee requested that I create two pieces of artwork for the Cow Parade – these two pieces were brother and sister pieces, that shared a great deal of in terms of their design. Both were created at the same time using a wide variety of mixed media.

Both were auctioned for charity and remain in private collections.

Sketch for Cow Parade 2000
Transportation of the blank sculptures
Work in Progress
Sketchbook / Photos of completed Cow Parade pieces.

Dino Days, Wilmington Delaware. After the success of the New York City Cow Parade 2000, many cities created similar programs in their localities. In Wilmington Delaware, the decided to go with Dinosaurs as the base for the exhibition. I was asked to participate in this exhibition, due to the fact that this was my birthplace.

Dino Days Sketch
Color Sketch Dino Days
Merchandise Dino Days
Merchandise Dino Days

About Mark T. Smith

Mark T. Smith is a celebrated American painter. He is best known for his colorful, complex paintings and his passion for the application of art into the fabric of everyday life.

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