Rhino Trail sculptures raise an incredible £624k for conservation charity at auction

Tusk Rhino Trail
The Axel Scheffler decorated rhino at Kensington Palace Gardens. Photo: Twitter/KensingtonRoyal

The Tusk RhinoTrail sculptures which were recently on display across central London were auctioned off at Christie’s on Tuesday (9th October) with the sale raising an extraordinary £624,000 which will support the charity’s conservation work in Africa. 

Curated for the charity by Chris Westbrook, the Rhino Trail celebrated the magnificence of the rhino, and was designed to draw attention to the severe threat of poaching to their survival. Each rhino was been specially designed, decorated and embellished by internationally renowned artists.

Tusk’s crash of stunning rhinos were 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 and  Jonathan Yeo.

One of the rhinos, painted by the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, sold for £200,000 at the auction.

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