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Kifaru, Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Kifaru, 2017 by Arno Elias is an Archival pigment print hand embellished with paint, gold and silver leaf, and diamond dust.  It is signed, dated, and numbered on the front from the edition of 17.  Arno Elias’ I’m Not a Trophy campaign aims to raise awareness of the horrible hunting of African animals and their significant decline in numbers.

Iconic Megafuana, Rhinos have roamed the planet for 50 million years. An ancient species of evolution, rhinos rank amongst the most endangered species on earth. Identified as an umbrella species, rhinos protect other species by maintaining diverse grasslands, reducing fire hazards, and fertilizing the soil. Rhinos have an instrumental global impact shaping the planet’s ecosystem. They serve as carbon sinks for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, essentially a cause of global warming. A $20 billion industry, the illegal trade of Rhino Horn is declared more valuable than gold, diamonds, and cocaine fetching a price tag of $60,000 a kilogram.  A large rhino horn is valued up to $500,000. Despite the exorbitantly price, persistent myths claim it cures a variety of ailments. Ingesting rhino horn has the same restorative property as chewing your finger nails. A rhino horn is a keratin structure and has no scientific medicinal value to effectively cure any malady.

Medium

Archival Pigment Print

Year

2017

Edition

17

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 24 x 33 (in)
61 x 84 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Kifaru, 2017 by Arno Elias is an Archival pigment print hand embellished with paint, gold and silver leaf, and diamond dust.  It is signed, dated, and numbered on the front from the edition of 17.  Arno Elias’ I’m Not a Trophy campaign aims to raise awareness of the horrible hunting of African animals and their significant decline in numbers.

Iconic Megafuana, Rhinos have roamed the planet for 50 million years. An ancient species of evolution, rhinos rank amongst the most endangered species on earth. Identified as an umbrella species, rhinos protect other species by maintaining diverse grasslands, reducing fire hazards, and fertilizing the soil. Rhinos have an instrumental global impact shaping the planet’s ecosystem. They serve as carbon sinks for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, essentially a cause of global warming. A $20 billion industry, the illegal trade of Rhino Horn is declared more valuable than gold, diamonds, and cocaine fetching a price tag of $60,000 a kilogram.  A large rhino horn is valued up to $500,000. Despite the exorbitantly price, persistent myths claim it cures a variety of ailments. Ingesting rhino horn has the same restorative property as chewing your finger nails. A rhino horn is a keratin structure and has no scientific medicinal value to effectively cure any malady.

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Medium

Archival Pigment Print

Year

2017

Edition

17

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 24 x 33 (in)
61 x 84 (cm)
Price Price on Request