Prowling through the heart of London past some of the West End’s most iconic cultural landmarks, the City’s pride of 27 life-sized lion sculptures includes a spectacular array of artworks by some of the world’s foremost artists, musicians and comedians.
‘Ripping / Cuddling’ is the name of Sara Shamma’s lion that is now on display at Leicester Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6AP until 24 September 2021.
Ripping apart the animals… cuddling the animals… two faces of the humans, which one is the real face?
Curated by Chris Westbrook, this is an art trail like no other. The sculptures take you on a tour of iconic locations around the globe, from Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London’s West End to the forecourt of New Zealand’s Parliament building in Wellington, passing through Bristol, Edinburgh – UK, The Hamptons – USA, Nairobi – Kenya and Sydney – Australia.
The lions bring to life the stories of these iconic predators as well as the people who work tirelessly to protect them.
The unique sculpture will be auctioned at Bonhams in London on 9 November 2021 to raise vital funds to support community conservation and livelihoods impacted by Covid-19 across Africa.