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Matt Dillon Statue

To order, print this page and mail your order to: Dodge City Trail of Fame, PO BOX 1243, Dodge City, KS 67801

A life sized bronze sculpture (statue) of James Arness as the iconic Marshal Matt Dillon of GUNSMOKE fame will be installed July 30th at 3:00 pm next to the Dodge City Visitors Center on Wyatt Earp Blvd! We funded the project with a combination of public and private grants and donations. Twenty Four inch tall maquettes (miniatures) of the statue and/or an 11" tall bust of James Arness are available in exchange for a charitable donation to the Dodge City Trail of Fame. A portion of this donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to a non-profit organization.

The bust and maquette are available in two different media. You have a choice of either Cold Cast Bronze Resin (indistinguishable from the bronze) or the more expensive Real Bronze Metal. Both are mounted on a wood and green marble base and are numbered special editions signed by the artist. Donation payment can be made via check, money order, PayPal or via PayPal with your credit card. You need not have a PayPal account to do so. If you wish to have a certain special edition number, call us to confirm it. Otherwise, we will provide you with the lowest available number when your order arrives.

Following are the various donation levels:

Cold Cast Bronze Resin:

  • Bust: $749
  • Maquette: $899

    Bronze Metal:

  • Bust: $1099
  • Maquette: $1699

    Call or email us to order yours or for further information:

  • Phone: 620-561-1925
  • Email: info@dodgecitytrailoffame.org

    DOWNLOAD BROCHURE & ORDER FORM HERE!!

      ***Lesser donations are very acceptable and gratefully received! You can be a part of bringing Matt home to Dodge City for good!! Any amount at all helps but if you can give $100 or more we have a special GUNSMOKE gift for you! Remember all donations are tax deductible contributions to a non-profit charitable corporation and every dime goes towad bringing Matt back to Dodge!***

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    The artist is Famous Sculptor Tony Cipriano who is well known for his many busts and other figures. Tony was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended the SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS in New York City, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in ILLUSTRATION, with a minor in ART EDUCATION.

    In 1991, he began work for WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION in Orlando, Florida where he spent 7 years-first as a full-time animation artist, and later as a maquette sculptor.

    His screen credits include: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, TARZAN, POCAHONTAS, BROTHER BEAR & MULAN

    In 1997 he becaome a FREELANCE SCULPTOR for the animation industry as well as for many toy, action figure and collectible figurine companies, including: MCFARLANE TOYS, DARK HORSE COMICS, FUNKO, ENESCO, MEZCO TOYS, SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES, BOWEN DESIGNS, DC COMICS, WALT DISNEY CLASSICS COLLECTION, TOY BIZ, DREAMWORKS ANIMATION, COMEDY CENTRAL, HASBRO, CARTOON NETWORK, WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO STORES, SCHOLASTIC, MATELL, & MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

    In 2016 he returned to studio work and moved himself and is family to Florida.

    Check Out Tony and some of his beautiful work:

  • Tony's FB page
  • At "sculpt-fx"
  • On YouTube
  • Tony Cipriano Sculpture"
  • We became aware of Tony and his incredible talent thanks to our Hollywood connections - author Ben Costello in particular. Thanks, Ben!