THE WORLD'S BIGGEST RHINO SCULPTURE
LAUNCHING JANUARY 2018
ASTOR PLACE, NEW YORK CITY
Gillie and Marc Schattner are famous monumental sculpture artists embarking on the biggest rhino conservation project through art that the world has ever seen, and basing it in the heart of New York City.
They will be creating the BIGGEST RHINO SCULPTURE IN THE WORLD titled, The Last Three to build a legacy for the last three northern white rhinos and save the world from extinction.
This sculpture will be used to raise awareness and gather one million goodbye messages from the world. Gillie and Marc will then take these messages and use them as petition to stop the poaching trade.
The artists will recreate Sudan, Najin and Fatu into life-sized bronze sculptures so everyone in the world will get the chance to see them, touch them, hug them and say goodbye to the last three.
Even more incredibly, each rhino will be stacked on top of each other highlighting how fragile, yet magnificent, these creatures really are. Keeping the last three rhinos alive is a careful balancing act that could come crumbling down at any moment.
While each sculpture will be the spitting image of their real-life counterparts, Gillie and Marc will add one poignant detail: the bronze rhino horns will be painted with a striking gold patina. The artists have chosen to do this because an illegal rhino horn is even more valuable than gold.