Award-winning artists Gillie and Marc will sell entire portfolio of
artwork to create second edition of ‘The Last Three’ sculpture to raise
awareness and push for stricter anti-poaching efforts
the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and
collectibles, is hosting the Love the Last Art Auction, a global
effort by renowned Australian artists Gillie and Marc Schattner to raise
awareness and save the planet’s Rhinos from devastating poaching.
The award-winning artists created The Last Three, a 16-foot high
sculpture of the earth’s last remaining Northern White Rhinos, rendered
in bronze and stacked vertically, in the New York City’s East Village in
January. The three magnificent animals, 45-year-old Sudan and his
infertile daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu, today live on a
protected preserve in Kenya.
The artists are now moving ahead with plans for a second edition of the
sculpture in Australia, where they live and work. They have received the
green light from the City of Melbourne and St. Kilda Beach to install it
at St. Kilda.
Proceeds from the Love the Last Art Auction, on www.invaluable.com
on March 27th, will fund the creation and installation of
this second edition of the original artwork, which is the world’s
largest Rhino sculpture. Production is already underway, the artists
said, but the project will not be possible without funding from the
Gillie and Marc will auction off their entire portfolio of Rhino and
animal art from the past 10 years – including iconic original paintings,
sculptures, drawing, prints, and housewares. Each purchase will include
a free limited-edition print, valued at more than $750. Not only will
buyers be getting beautiful award-winning art – they’ll also be helping
save the Rhinos. The world has already lost Northern White Rhinos to
imminent extinction, and the artists are determined to keep history from
“All we care about right now is getting the second edition of The
Last Three installed ASAP,” said Gillie. “We’re just looking to
cover creation costs, and to achieve this, we’re giving away our
favorite pieces for unbelievable deals!”
Bids can be placed now or during the live auction.
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