Tuesday 09 October 2018.
7pm to 9.15pm
THE TUSK RHINO TRAIL AUCTION at Christies, King Street, St James's, London SW1.
Following an enthusiastic response from the general public to the Tusk Rhino Trail displayed on the streets of London in August and September, this exciting initiative culminates in style on Tuesday, 9th October with the sale by auction of the rhinos at Christie’s Auction House. Each stunning rhino sculpture has been donated to Tusk by well-known and highly collectable artists, including Marc Quinn, Zhang Huan, Gavin Turk and the Chapman Brothers.
Around 200 guests at this well known auction house.
Rock legend RONNIE WOOD and his wife Sally are here as Ronnie has painted one of the rhinos.
They are friendly and chatty to all as i get a photo of me with Ronnie and he signed my catalog.
Others here included Katherine Jenkins, Zac Goldsmith & Viscount David Linley.
At 7.45pm we had a video & speech from Zac Goldsmith then the 21 rhinos were auctioned off.
Ronnie's went for staggering £100k which was more than three times that of any of the others fetched.
Ronnie & Sally sat front row left and when his rhino came up for auction Ronnie Wood stood up and
threw in two vip tickets for a future Rolling Stones concert...a bit odd as they have none planned at the moment???
The auction raised over £500k tonight.
Complimentary Justerini & Brooks champers, whiskey cocktails and tasty canapés for all guests.
Visit the Tusk website here for more info and pictures of each rhino.