Bronze statue shows Lee on horseback
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee—which was removed by Dallas city officials four years ago—has re-emerged in a private Texas Support
The giant bronze statue, which shows Lee riding a horse with another mounted soldier, was removed in 2017 amid controversy following racial violence by the city, which plans to remove another Lee memorial earlier that year. But it erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In 2019, the Dallas statue was sold at an online auction to the city’s law firm Homes Firm PC for $1.44 million — and is now on display at the 27,000-acre Lajitas Golf Resort in the predominantly white Terlingua, Texas.
Confederate Robert E. Lee statue demolished in Virginia
The club is owned by Dallas billionaire Kelsey Warren, co-founder of Energy Transfer Partners.
Scott Beasley, the resort’s manager, WSB Resorts and Club President, called the bronze effigy “a magnificent piece of art”.
“I would say that of the 60,000-plus guests we host every year, we’ve had one or two negative comments,” says Beasley. told the Houston Chronicle.
The sculpture, Hensley Field, created in 1935 by artist Alexander Femister Proctor, sat in storage at a former Dallas Naval Air Station until it was auctioned off.
Dallas Black Lives Matter activist Brandon Mack told the Associated Press that he raises the issue of Lee’s statue being described as a work of art.
“We do not glorify the swastika,” he said. “We don’t have monuments [of] Adolf Hitler. ”
Lee’s statue in Charlottesville, accompanied by one of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson removed in July of this year – Four years later “Unite the Right” rally in the city A woman was left dead.