December 17, 2014
The UMLAUF is proud to host Sodbuster: San Isidro (1995), a 24′ fiberglass sculpture by legendary sculptor Luis Jiménez (1940-2006). It was the first completed public art commission in Jiménez’s long and distinguished career. Although 6 castings were made, the UMLAUF version is the Artist’s Proof and the only casting that has never been displayed out of doors. It is in excellent condition.
Two other important works by the sculptor that complement Sodbuster are currently on view at the Blanton Museum of Art.
The UMLAUF will place Sodbuster at the center of the Gallery on the platform built to Jiménez’s original platform specifications. For scale comparison, we will borrow a miniature Jiménez horse sculpture from the Grace Museum, Abilene Texas. The UMLAUF will also display Professor Umlauf’s 1962-63 gradebook with Luis Jiménez’s name listed.