Artists Gillie and Marc to create the biggest rhino sculpture in history
Published Nov 2017
This Sunday the famous couple will be auctioning off all of their artworks to raise money for the project which seeks to draw attention to the last three remaining northern white rhinos.
IN AUGUST last year we reported on the ambition of two renowned artists, Gillie and Marc to build the world’s largest rhino sculpture for last year’s Sculpture by the Sea event in Sydney.
Now, the pair is auctioning off over 1000 square meters of their life’s work, in what’s been dubbed the biggest art auction of the year, to be held this Sunday at the couple’s gallery in Alexandria (since relocated to Botany).
With the money raised the couple intend to create yet another Rhino sculpture, titled ‘The Last Three’ to raise awareness about the demise of the last three northern white rhinos.
“Gillie and I refuse to see the the last three Northern White Rhinos go in vain. We have dedicated our lives to creating the biggest awareness campaign in history, and stopping the misled demand for rhino horns, which are made from the same material as human fingernails,” Marc told Australian Geographic.
Gillie and Marc are intending for the Last Three sculpture to be even bigger than the one presented at last year’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition— Shandu the Buried Rhino. And it’s set to be unveiled in Astor Place, New York City next year.