The Tusk Rhino Trial heads to Christie's
The Tusk Rhino Trial will head to Christie's auction house for a private view and sale of this incredibly unique collection of rhino sculptures curated by Chris Westbrook and donated by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists.
The conservation charity Tusk launched the London wide art installation, to raise public awareness of the plight of the rhino, their conservation work and to raise vital funds for their projects. Supported by an invited list of internationally respected and collected artists, including Jonathan Yeo, Gavin Turk, The Chapman Brothers, Harland Miller and Dave White amongst others, 21 specially decorated and embellished rhino sculptures can be found on a trail around London. Each rhino is generously sponsored by a Tusk supporter or partner.
Forevermark has partnered with contemporary British Artist Dave White, who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues. Of his rhino design, which he has titled Fragile, Dave White says, “Reflecting a realistic vision from a distance, with an abstraction of expressive paint marks upon closer viewing, my work represents the fragile balance of order and chaos in the natural world and the impact that we are having on our environment. I hope that by inspiring generations of all ages with this project, it will be one small positive step to support Tusk in their vital work protecting endangered species.” Hear more from the world renowned artist and passionate animal conservationist in an exclusive video interview here.
Charlie Mayhew, Tusk’s CEO said; “We’re at a crisis point where the threat to rhino from poaching means a very real risk of losing this near prehistoric species forever to extinction. Tusk is incredibly grateful to all the amazing artists, generous sponsors and partners involved in the Tusk Rhino Trail for joining forces with us to work toward a future for rhino and other threatened species across Africa. Through the Trail we hope to inspire as many people as possible to join us in the fight.”
The Tusk Rhino Trail culminates on 9th October with the sale by auction of each sculpture. If you would like to register your interest to bid and attend the live auction, please email [email protected] 100% of the proceeds will go to Tusk Conservation Projects.