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MAJOR COUP FOR DYLAN LEWIS (article first published : 2007-06-24)

Some 75 outstanding bronze animal and bird sculptures by renowned South African sculptor, Dylan Lewis, were auctioned at Christie’s South Kensington on June 11. This major artistic coup amounted to a staggering £1.9 million (R28 million).

Durbanites will recognise Dylan Lewis’s work from the life-size white rhino sculpture that stands guard outside the Durban International Convention Centre. Another sculpture, the Centenary Rhino, was commissioned by the former Natal Parks Board to celebrate 100 years of conservation in KwaZulu-Natal and is positioned outside the Centenary game capture centre at the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Dylan Lewis aims to donate 10% of his proceeds from the sale to the World Wildlife Fund.

Born in Johannesburg in the 1960s, Dylan Lewis was surrounded by art from an early age. Both his mother and grandmother were painters while his father was a sculptor. Beginning his career as a painter it was his father’s tragic death that shifted Lewis’ focus to sculpture, where he has continued the family’s artistic legacy within he has established his own voice and meaning.




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