Tony Collins (left) - Pegasus Installation at the Omni Hotel, Downtown Dallas, April 2015, assisted by Jeff Townsend (right).  Photo courtesy of Jeremy McKane.

Tony Collins (left) - Pegasus Installation at the Omni Hotel, Downtown Dallas, April 2015, assisted by Jeff Townsend (right).  Photo courtesy of Jeremy McKane.

 

Visit the Pegasus at the Omni Dallas Hotel!

In 2015, Tony Collins Art was given the great honor of building a new structure to support and rotate Dallas' iconic Pegasus.

Since 1934, the Pegasus sign, displaying the world-famous trademark of ExxonMobil, has been an icon in the city of Dallas.  The Pegasus sign was originally installed atop the Magnolia Building, home of the then Magnolia Oil Company, at 1401 Commerce Street, to welcome the first annual meeting of the American Petroleum Institute.

For over 75 years, the rotating neon red sign represented the presence of the Magnolia Company, which eventually merged with Mobil Oil in 1966 and ExxonMobil in 1999, in the city of Dallas.

In 2000, the original Pegasus sign was sent to pasture and a replica was installed in its place atop the building. 

Matthews Southwest, Jeremy McKane and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs led an effort to restore the original Pegasus sign, and bring it back into public view at the Omni Dallas Hotel at the corner of Lamar and Young Streets.

After the red panels were carefully restored by van Enter Studios, Tony Collins Art. located just a mile south of the Omni, built a new structure to support and rotate the Pegasus. The new structure and the original Pegasus sign were installed in their new location by Tony Collins Art in 2015, ahead of schedule and under budget! 

Now a part of Dallas' Public Art Collection, the Pegasus sign will continue its tradition of creating memories and serving as an icon of ExxonMobil's presence in Dallas.

Contact Tony Collins Art at: info@tonycollinsart.com, to schedule a tour, or for wholesale pricing on Pegasus Ornaments!

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