‘Where does animalkind end and humankind begin? What of the wild and the primitive within? In exploring these tantalising enigmas, Lewis searches wilderness, myth and ancient belief systems for inspiration, meaning and answers.’
On 16 June 2011 Christie’s South Kensington hosted the second solo auction of Dylan Lewis animal bronzes. This sale followed on from Lewis’s solo auction in 2007 at Christie’s, titled Predators & Prey. That auction featured predominantly works from the earlier years of Lewis’s animal period, whereas Predators & Prey II featured works predominantly from the later part of that period. The works were on view for a week prior to the auction, and the opening event on 9 June saw more than 400 collectors and admirers of Lewis’s work coming out in support of his final solo auction of animal works. With bidding from across the world via phone, internet and in person, the sale realised a solid 95% sold result.