Now available for purchase in our Fine Art Galleries:
Majestic Gaze, Botswana, 2008
Photo by @beverlyjoubert "There are so few places left in the world where lions do reign supreme like this male whose shear power is irrepressible. The male lion in this photograph swam onto the island and challenged the two old male lions we called ‘Duba Males’, they were around 14 years old and he was around 6 and in his prime. He took over a pride of 9 lionesses called the Tsaro Pride (named after the Taaro palms as they would use them for shade or to hide in the palm fronds to be more effective during the hunt). He is the father of all the cubs on the island today. We named him ‘Wild Supreme’ as he appeared so majestic and confident, the ultimate lion in his prime. Lions in the Okavango Delta at Duba Plains dominate the landscape the other prides and buffalo herds and anything he casts his eyes on. lions in Botswana are fortunate unlike 660 other male lions for which hunting permits are issued each year." Available as a chromogenic print framed or unframed in sizes up to 2.0m.
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‘Fulang-Chang and I’
In two parts, oil on composition board with painted mirror frame
The Museum of Modern Art @themuseumofmodernart
Fulang-Chang and I depicts Kahlo with one of her pet monkeys, interpreted by many as surrogates for the children she and Diego Rivera were unable to conceive. The painting was included in the first major exhibition of her work, held at Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1938. In the essay that accompanied the show, the Surrealist leader André Breton described Kahlo's work as "a ribbon around a bomb" and hailed her as a self-created Surrealist painter. Although she appreciated his enthusiasm for her work, Kahlo did not agree with his assessment: "They thought I was a Surrealist but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality." Kahlo later gave this painting to her close friend Mary Sklar, attaching a mirror to it so that, if Sklar chose, the two friends could be together.