Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2022.17.1
Dimensions: 10.375 in X 4.188 in X 3.375 in
Dimensions (Metric): 26.3525 cm X 10.63752 cm X 8.5725 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Judy and Jerry Elbaum
"Twin Cowers" figurines. The cows stand upright with a cow head, four legs, and a tail sticking out from the tower body. The towers are silver in color and the cows are black and white milk cows. The cow representing the North Tower has an antenna on top of its head.
In 2000, the public art phenomenon and charity fundraiser known as the Cow Parade arrived in New York City. The concept involved issuing an open-call to local artists to decorate a large fiberglass cow figure produced in three shapes: standing, grazing and reclining. On a temporary basis, the resulting herd of colorful bovines were then placed on view outdoors at interested host sites. Upon the installation’s conclusion, the cow sculptures were auctioned off for charities. The Cow Parade had merchandise as well in the form of a line of figurine cow collectibles sold at souvenir stores and gift shops.