AUCTION OF ‘BURNING BRIGHT’ AT THE SAVOY, LONDON. IN AID OF SAVE WILD TIGERS

PRIVATE COLLECTION, GERMANY


Curated by Christian Furr, the youngest artist to have ever been officially commissioned to paint the Queen in 1995, this exhibition featured an exciting array of tiger inspired artworks by high profile international artists including: Dan Baldwin, Jacky Tsai, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Shauna Richardson, Pandemonia, Lauren Baker, Rose Corcoran, Otto Schade, John Gledhill, Julia Wager, Misha Masek and the late Chris Bracey.


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AUCTION OF 'BURNING BRIGHT'

BBC auctioneer James Lewis with 'Burning Bright' which was sold to a Paddle 8 collector in Germany at the Save Wild Tigers gala ball at The Savoy Hotel, London in December 2015.

 

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'BURNING BRIGHT' PRIVATE COLLECTION, GERMANY

32 000 Swarovski crystals & paint on board. 42.5 x 66.5 inches (108cm x 169cm). Exhibited at Hotel Cafe Royal and The Savoy Hotel, London and auctioned in aid of Save Wild Tigers. Featured in The Times, Channel NewsAsia, Yareah, Inspired Economist, Creative Boom, FAD Magazine, Fubiz, Ethical Hedonist & The Palette Pages. ‘Burning Bright’ is influenced by the jungle paintings of Rousseau and "The Tyger" by William Blake. The preciousness of the living animal is represented as a mosaic created with 32 000 Swarovski crystals, which represents ten times the number of tigers left in the wild. This symbolically fades out; only the head of the tiger is visible; an inherent confrontation as to whether the parts are more valuable than the whole. It is partially protected by a palm frond - an ancient symbol of virtue and victory - and is here symbolic of organizations working to protect this most iconic of species. The artwork includes a call to arms which rhymes with the first line of Blake's poem, and a snare - the preferred method of poaching.


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SAVE WILD TIGERS GALA BALL

The River Room at The Savoy Hotel, London


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SAVE WILD TIGERS GALA BALL

The River Room at The Savoy Hotel, London prior to the auction.


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GALA INVITATION


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HOTEL CAFE ROYAL, LONDON

The venue for Save Wild Tigers art exhibition.


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SAVE WILD TIGERS GALA BALL

The River Room at The Savoy Hotel, London


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SAVE WILD TIGERS GALA BALL

The Lancaster Ballroom, The Savoy Hotel, London


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GALA BROCHURE


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'BURNING BRIGHT' HOTEL CAFE ROYAL, LONDON

Exhibited at Hotel Cafe Royal as part of the 'Be Inspired' group show, curated by Christian Furr in aid of Save Wild Tigers 2015.
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THE SAVOY HOTEL

The venue for Save Wild Tigers gala ball and art auction October 2015


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SAVE WILD TIGERS GALA BALL

The Lancaster Ballroom, The Savoy Hotel, London


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LIVE AUCTION ON PADDLE 8


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'BURNING BRIGHT' HOTEL CAFE ROYAL, LONDON

Exhibited at Hotel Cafe Royal as part of the 'Be Inspired' group show, curated by Christian Furr in aid of Save Wild Tigers 2015.
Photo Getty Images