Tusk's Global Pride Of Lion Sculptures To Be Auctioned In London

Pride of life-sized lion sculptures curated by an array of globally renowned artists will be auctioned in support of African conservation.

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Following the Tusk Lion Trail, which saw a pride of lions take to the streets at iconic landmarks worldwide, Tusk is proud to announce the lion artworks are set to be auctioned to the public. All funds raised via the charity auction will support the work of Tusk and its partners in protecting species and empowering communities across Africa. Three years ago, Tusk raised £750,000 with its Rhino Trail and has already surpassed this total, with The Hamptons Pride in the USA raising $1 million.

The individually curated life-sized lion sculptures designed by internationally acclaimed artists, are now available to preview via the world’s largest online art marketplace Artsy. The pride will be sold both via a live and silent auction, with the majority on display at the famous Bonhams Auction House in London from 8th November 2021. The live auction will take place on the evening of 9th November 2021. For any bidders unable to attend, the lions will also be available to bid online via the Artsy platform. The silent auction will close online at 9.00pm on 10 November 2021. Please see below for which lions will be part of which auction.

Each sculpture highlights the magnificence of lions, threats to their existence and the people and solutions working for their survival – raising awareness for conservation efforts across the African continent. Internationally recognised faces including Rolling Stones guitarist, Ronnie Wood, wildlife photographer, David Yarrow, artists Ian Davenport, Gavin Turk and David Mach, rugby legend Richie McCaw and actors John Cleese and Noel Fielding have all collaborated to craft their own unique artworks which will all be available to purchase.

The vulnerability of African conversation has never been more prominent due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 significantly affecting the economy, wildlife and tourism industry of Africa. Donations have therefore never been more crucial to save these iconic big cats known as ‘King of Beasts’, and central to human culture since our very own evolution.

Tusk is enormously grateful to lead global partner DHL and global co-sponsor ISPS Handa for their generous support and without whom this hugely popular scuplture trail would not have been possible. The Charity would also like to acknowledge the many companies and foundations who kindly sponsored the individual lions whilst on public display around the world.  

Further information can be found at https://www.tuskliontrail.com/auction


  1. Ronnie Wood II | Not Lying Lion
    • Sponsored by DHL
  2. Noel Fielding | A Hard Mane is Gonna Fall
    • Sponsored by The Nick Maughan Foundation
  3. David Yarrow | The Kings of Lion 
    • Sponsored by Genesis Imaging
  4. Ian Davenport | Kamuro 
    • Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
  5. John Cleese and Jen Wade | Pilgrim
    • Sponsored by Lion Trust
  6. Paul Onditi | Sirkon 
    • Sponsored by Ninety One
  7. Sara Shamma | Ripping / Cuddling 
    • Sponsored by Animal Friends
  8. Rob & Nick Carter | Rose Lion 
    • Sponsored by Justerini & Brooks
  9. Patrick Hughes | Manebow 
    • Sponsored by Capricorn Private Investments
  10. David Mach | Signs of the Times
    • Sponsored by Emso Asset Management
  11. Gavin Turk | Blue Lion
    • Sponsored by The Vodaphone Foundation
  12. Helen Downie | Nathan 
    • Sponsored by Boodle Hatfield
  13. Jake Chapman | Why Oh Why Oh Why
    • Sponsored by Orchard Global Asset Management


  1. Ronnie Wood | You’re Bad
    • Sponsored by DHL
  2. David Yarrow | The Kings of Lion 
    • Sponsored by Genesis Imaging
  3. George Morton-Clark | Suffering Saviour 
    • Sponsored by Richard Carter
  4. Adam Dant | London Pride 
    • Sponsored by Bowmark Capital
  5. Glen Baxter | English King 
    • Sponsored by Capital.com
  6. Nick Gentry | Wild Roots 
    • Sponsored by BlackRock
  7. Gerry McGovern | Long Live The Lion 
    • Sponsored by Land Rover
  8. Mathew Horne | Golden Wonder 
    • Sponsored by The Nick Maughan Foundation
  9. John Illsley | Big Blue 
    • Sponsored by Currency.com
  10. Hannah Shergold | Brian The Lion 
    • Sponsored by Fladgate LLP
  11. Michael Foreman | Untitled 
    • Sponsored by The Nick Maughan Foundation
  12. Dr Haruhisa Handa | Azami 
    • Sponsored by ISPS Handa
  13. Lee Mack | Three Shirts On A Lion 
    • Sponsored by Deutsche Bank
  14. Ray Richardson | The Return of the Urban Casual 
    • Sponsored by Satis Asset Management
  15. Ade Adesina | Timeline 
    • Sponsored by The Nick Maughan Foundation
  16. Adrian Wiszniewski | Lion Drawing 
    • Sponsored by Richard Carter
  17. Beatrice Wanjiku | Samarra 
    • Sponsored by Safaricom
  18. David Griggs | Civilian Warrior
    • Sponsored by DHL
  19. Richie McCaw and Dick Frizzel | Putting It On All The Lion
    • Sponsored by ISPS Handa

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