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Who’s Afraid of the Denver Airport’s Fiery Blue ‘Devil Horse’?

A bizarre artwork is open to be removed by petition. Will it?

Bonnie Ramthun


February 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm
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Planning on traveling through my closest airport hub, Denver International Airport? Keep an eye out for the gigantic sculpture of a bright blue, anatomically correct, rearing stallion complete with glow-in-the-dark red eyes. Called “Mustang,” this 32-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture is notorious both for its demonic appearance and the fact that it killed its creator.

The sculptor, Luis Jimenez, died when a portion of the Mustang fell on his leg, severing his artery. The artwork was completed by Jimenez’s son and erected at the entrance to Denver International Airport in 2008. The stallion has gathered notorious nicknames such as “Blucifer” and “Devil Horse” and some say it is haunted. Whoever could think that?

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43 weeks ago
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The whole airport is a bit disturbing. Murals with war/death scenes, the giant blue devil horse. Add to the fact it's in the middle of an open plain it does kind of feel like Purgatory.
1 year ago
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Dont worry about the demon bronco, they'll send a sea hawk to run it off
1 year ago
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Holy crap. That thing reminds me of an image that has haunted me from childhood: In a shop/gallery in Santiago da Compostela, as we were leaving, I saw from the corner of my eye a freakish painting of a similar devil-horse, only in hot reds and yellows. I wanted a closer look, but it was too late. That half-seen image has stuck for about 45 years. I need an excuse to go to Denver, as Fate must be waiting for me there...
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