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WHERE TO BUY A LIFE-SIZED GORILLA

This December, Christie’s is holding a themed-auction entitled all Creatures Great and Small, which celebrates the animal as artistic inspiration, selling everything from paintings of domestic pets to rare, unusual and mythical sculptures. The sale at Christie’s South Kensington on 17th December 2014 takes visitors on a tour across the breadth of the animal kingdom – from the farm and woodland, to the sea and the sky, to the jungle and even the arctic tundra. Prices start at an affordable £400 and are expected to reach £80,000 for some of the bigger pieces, such as a larger than life-size Silver Back Gorilla by Turner Prize nominated artist David Mach. The two-meter tall gorilla is the third of an edition of three, the first of which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest art installation made entirely from coat hangers. Other highlights at Creatures Great and Small include Graham Sutherland’s Owl, and a bronze peacock by sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood. 

Take a look at more pieces in the Creatures Great and Small auction here:

Jacqueline Benoit (French, b.1928)  White cat with a dragonfly; and Grey cat with a small snake  the first signed and dated 'J Benoit 75' (lower right) and the artist's studio stamp (on the stretcher); the second signed and dated 'J Benoit 76' (lower right) and the artist's studio stamp (on the stretcher)  oil on canvas  24 x 19¾ in. (61 x 50.2 cm.); 21 5/8 x 18 in. (54.9 x 45.7 cm.)  (2)two in the lot  Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000

Jacqueline Benoit (French, b.1928)
White cat with a dragonfly; and Grey cat with a small snake

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)  Goose  pen and black ink  10 x 7 ¾ in. (25.4 x 19.7 cm.)  Estimate: £1,500 - 2,500

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)
Goose

Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)  Owl  signed with initials and dated 'G.S. 68' (lower right)  pencil, watercolour, ink and crayon, squared for transfer  19⅛ x 23⅞ in. (48.6 x 60.6 cm.)  Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
Owl

 

David Mach (B. 1956)  Silver back

David Mach (B. 1956)
Silver back

A rare french bronze group of two hares and a rabbit  Last quarter 19th century, after Jules Moigniez (1835-1894)  Estimate £1,200-1,800

A rare french bronze group of two hares and a rabbit
Last quarter 19th century, after Jules Moigniez (1835-1894)

A Pair Of Silver-Gilt Peppers With A Mustard-Pot Modelled As Penguins Mark Of Asprey & Co., London, 1961, The Mustard Pot Mark Of William Comyns & Sons Ltd., London, 1963 Estimate £2,000-3,000

A Pair Of Silver-Gilt Peppers With A Mustard-Pot Modelled As Penguins
Mark Of Asprey & Co., London, 1961, The Mustard Pot Mark Of William Comyns & Sons Ltd., London, 1963

A Mexican silver-plate and hardstone mounted jug Late 20th century In the form of a stylised toucan, with maker's stamp to the underside 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high Estimate: £4,000-6,000

A Mexican silver-plate and hardstone mounted jug
Late 20th century
In the form of a stylised toucan, with maker’s stamp to the underside

A Dutch Delft (De Dubbedle Schenkkan) blue and white tobacco jar and cover 19th century, blue painted dsk mark Modelled as an owl, the cover forming the head, with a coat of arms at its breast 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) High Estimate: £800 - 1,200

A Dutch Delft (De Dubbedle Schenkkan) blue and white tobacco jar and cover
19th century, blue painted dsk mark
Modelled as an owl, the cover forming the head, with a coat of arms at its breast

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