‘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.’
Hosted by Lord and Lady Ashbrook, a selection of bronzes from the Christie’s Predators & Prey II auction was displayed at the magnificent Arley Hall and Gardens from 18 to 22 May 2011. The sculptures were shown alongside a pre-auction exhibition by world-renowned British artist L.S. Lowry, which included his most famous painting, The Match.
The gardens, considered among the finest in Britain, provided a spectacular backdrop for the sculptures. This pre-auction exhibition was opened by Lord David Linley, Chairman of Christie’s UK, and was sponsored by Audi UK. Seeing Africa’s big cats placed among the herbaceous borders, holm oak columns and avenue of pleached lime trees provided an awe-inspiring exhibition for visitors and collectors alike.