AUCTION OF ‘THE UNKNOWN’. IN AID OF THE BORN FREE FOUNDATION

COMMISSIONED BY VIRGINIA MCKENNA. COLLECTION OF JOANNA LUMLEY

 

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‘THE UNKNOWN’ COMMISSIONED BY VIRGINIA MCKENNA. COLLECTION OF JOANNA LUMLEY

Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, acrylic & oil paint on box canvas. 51 x 51 inches (130cm x 130cm) 2016. U.K. “The Unknown” is an allegorical painting about power disparities. It focuses on the “Little Five”: Leopard Tortoise, Elephant Shrew, Rhino Beetle, Buffalo Weaver and Ant Lion, as opposed to the usual “Big Five” who, this time, are hidden in the Rousseau inspired background.



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THE BORN FREE FOUNDATION GALA AUCTION


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JOANNA LUMLEY BUYS THE PAINTING!


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WITH JOANNA LUMLEY & VIRGINIA MCKENNA


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WITH JOANNA LUMLEY


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DETAIL: ANTLION


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DETAIL: BUFFALO WEAVER


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DETAIL: ELEPHANT SHREW & LEOPARD TORTOISE


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WITH VIRGINIA MCKENNA & WILL TRAVERS


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DETAIL: ELEPHANT SHREW


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DETAIL: RHINOCEROS BEETLE