Following the highly successful Tusk Rhino Trail recently on display across central London, these unique works of art will be auctioned by Christie’s, the prestigious auction house, on 9th October 2018.
To celebrate this magnificent animal and raise vital funds to ensure the continued conservation of rhinos and their fellow African species, the twenty-one stunning sculptures will be on sale to the highest bidder. View the lots and register to bid at: artsy.net/tusk-auction
If you would like to attend the live auction to bid and view the artworks, please get in touch with the Tusk team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tusk Rhino Trail, kindly curated for the charity by Chris Westbrook, celebrates the magnificence of the rhino, and draws attention to the severe threat of poaching to their survival. Each rhino has been specially designed, decorated and embellished by internationally renowned artists.
Tusk’s crash of stunning rhinos have been painted by Ronnie Wood, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Axel Scheffler, the Chapman Brothers and other leading international artists: Charming Baker, Glen Baxter, Nick and Rob Carter, Eileen Cooper, Nancy Fouts, Nick Gentry, Zhang Huan, Patrick Hughes, David Mach, Gerry McGovern, Harland Miller, Mauro Perruchetti, Dave White, David Yarrow, Jonathan Yeo.
Rhino populations across Africa are in critical danger, threatened by a global poaching crisis. The illegal wildlife trade is now the fourth largest criminal industry in the World after drugs, arms and human trafficking. Thanks to the actions of determined conservationists, governments and donors, global rhino population numbers are on the rise. But further action is needed to ensure this trend continues and success is not overturned.
The high profile sale of works will be held the same week world leaders gather in London to attend the International Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade. The conference is an important opportunity for governments to make the commitments needed to end the illegal wildlife trade.
The trail is presented by ISPS Handa in partnership with Land Rover. We are thankful to Pickfords for logistical support. Each rhino is generously sponsored by a Tusk supporter or partner.
To find out more about the Tusk Rhino Trail visit: www.tuskrhinotrail.com
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