Turner prize-winning artist Richard Long has created a new work that will feature in an upcoming auction in aid of Save the Rhino.
The ‘Treasured’ auction, launching on Wednesday 29 January, features other contemporary artists including Trevor Sutton, Carol Robertson and Neil Gall, all of whom echo previous work in the canvases they have created to raise funds.
Each artist was asked to think of what they most treasure and use this as their inspiration. Richard Long’s piece, entitled LIFEDEATH, is created in Red Japanese marker pen and relates to his well-known text works including Life Death, 2011.
All artworks will be auctioned on eBay, meaning it’s possible someone could take home an original canvas for as little as 99p.
However, Save the Rhino hopes that the pieces will raise much more as all proceeds from the auction will go towards Save the Rhino’s work to protect rhinos in Africa and Asia.
Rhino poaching has risen by 5,000% since 2007, putting all five species of rhino under serious threat. It is thought that if poaching continues to rise at current rates, rhinos could be effectively extinct in the wild by 2026. This is less than 15 years away.
The week-long eBay auction will commence on Wednesday 29 January at 6.30pm (GMT) and bids will close 10 days later at 6.30pm (GMT) on Saturday 8 February.
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About Save the Rhino International
Registered charity number: 1035072
Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. By funding field projects and through education, our goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas.