New copies of iconic 'Broncho Buster' bronze for sale by Ogdensburg's Remington Museum for $8,000 each
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:12 am

OGDENSBURG -- Newly cast reproductions of Frederic Remington's famed bronze sculpture, "Broncho Buster," are being marketed in a limited edition by the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

The sculpture is instantly recognizable to most Americans. It epitomizes the spirit of the cowboys of the American West and their ponies, as well as the work of the North Country native artist, born in Canton in 1861.

The new copies are based on a 3D laser scan of original casting number 23, part of the museum’s collection.

Casting number 23 was created in Remington’s lifetime. Lifetime original castings are prized more highly in the collector’s market.

An original Broncho Buster has been on display in the White House Oval Office since 1976.

Engineers from Konica Minolta Sensing’s 3D Scanning Labs performed the non-contact, no-coating process required by the museum. The museum says the finest details of the sculpture were captured in the process.

“This piece serves two major purposes," said executive director Ed LaVarnway. “First, it makes the finest Remington reproduction possible available to serious collectors who will appreciate the very fine nuanced detail but are not able to spend several hundred thousand dollars on an original.

"Second, by making this reproduction available to the public we further the museum’s mission which includes fostering an appreciation for and an understanding of the artist by educating our audience in the visual arts, providing a context for Remington's art.”

The statuettes are offered at $8,000 and come with a certificate of authenticity. A deposit of $2,000 is required to start a casting, which takes six to eight weeks.

Only 50 casts of this bronze will be made after which the mold will be destroyed.

For further information contact Stephanie Billington at [email protected] ,or 315-393-2425.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is at 303 Washington St. The museum is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works.

The Museum is open October 15 – May 15, Wednesday -Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm and May 16 - October 14, Monday -Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.