6 Disturbing Things You Probably Never Knew About Denver’s Blue Mustang

Here are 6 disturbing things you probably never knew about Denver’s blue mustang.

1. The blue mustang has been unofficially known by such names as the “Denver Demon Mustang,” “Bluecifer,” “DIAblo,” and “Satan’s Stallion.”

2. A Denver art panel commissioned $300,000 to sculptor Luis Jimenez to create the 32-foot fiberglass horse before DIA was opened, according to the Denver post.

3. After Jimenez missed completion deadlines, the city filed a lawsuit to push its completion.

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The city files a lawsuit against Jimenez for the $165,000 it had paid up front, but agreed to drop the suit if the sculpture was finished by the end of the year. Sculpture not completed.

4. In 2006 while completing the mustang, an unsecured piece of the 9,000 pound sculpture fell on 66-year-old Jimenez killing him.

Jiminez was by himself in his studio rushing to finish the nearly-completed Mustang. He was reportedly using a rope to hoist a section of the sculpture into place so it could be welded. The hoist broke and the piece fell on the 66-year-old, pinning him to the ground and slicing an artery in his leg. Jiminez died on his studio floor.

5. The sculpture was installed two years later after the death of Jimenez, and the city ended up paying $650,000. More than double what it had originally intended.

6. Since Jimenez’s death, the sculpture has often been called “cursed.”

 

 

184 comments
Kym Sybrandts
Kym Sybrandts

Again I say Colorado hates that horse do a pole and you'll find out Denver you made a big mistake

Kym Sybrandts
Kym Sybrandts

Colorado hates that horse whoever did this approved it whatever was an idiot

Henry Conley
Henry Conley

I always thought that was one damn creepy horse!

Philip Lutz
Philip Lutz

Beautiful Blucifer.....Soooooo scary.\U0001f608

Leah Miller
Leah Miller

I don't like that cursed mustang. Nope.

Nicole Griffin
Nicole Griffin

I don't like it, never have, it looks scary..lol

Marie Duran
Marie Duran

Yes I have David Spohn and maybe you don't like my looks and that is ok, everyone doesn't like what you like. It's not my cup of tea and just as rude as you are I'm glad I don't have to know you.

Maritza Aguilar
Maritza Aguilar

I love that horse. Yea the back story is sad but good or bad, it's memorable. It belongs in Denver!!!

Sarah Perezz
Sarah Perezz

I think the most disturbing thing is that the city paid $650k for a damn sculpture. Nothing better to do with the money??

Travis C Volz
Travis C Volz

Yeah that statue is fugly, Jimenez was obviously smoking crack when he made it.

Neil Nabbefeld
Neil Nabbefeld

It's butt is sorta seriously 'in your face'. I think the whole thing is awesome.

David Spohn
David Spohn

Look in the mirror lately? About as rude as your comment on another's artistic creation. In the eye of the beholder, is it not?

Shawna Winters
Shawna Winters

Mandy Sohrweid haven't we talked about this before?

Maureen Murphy
Maureen Murphy

When I saw this sculpture for the first time last June '15...I remarked that it looked like a 'Puka" (Pooka)...form Celtic Mythology...red eyes and hoofs and a 'bluish tint"......really scary...and it does not surprise me that the artist died during this commission...this is very distracting when you drive by...nevermind calling it the Broncos..more like a 'Puka!"..to me...

Betty L. Carney
Betty L. Carney

I have alway's liked it from the beginning! I think it's true! People either love it or hate it... To me it's a beautiful piece of art!! 😊❤️

Kat Powers
Kat Powers

"Good art should disturb the comfortable, and comfort the disturbed." Pick your side.

Ken Vasquez
Ken Vasquez

I know. You know how many times I've flown into DIAblo and seen Blucifier and the red eyes at night?...Did you read the article?

Ken Vasquez
Ken Vasquez

April, I want to know what you think.

Will Winget
Will Winget

Well pay them 650 thousand and i bet they will...