The first release, and a preview of my New York City Wildlife series, is coming up for a benefit auction in Raleigh, North Carolina. All prints in the New York City Wildlife series will only be offered in Limited Edition of 3 prints. The New York City Wildlife series features endangered and threatened wildlife from around the World, juxtaposed in Manhattan city scenes to provoke the absurd notion that we obviously can not expect these endangered animals to find refuge in NY City, so we should do a better job at protecting them in their natural environments.
This print, titled "Rothschild Giraffe Leaving Subway at 23rd Street" features the very rare Rothschild Giraffe, listed as Endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). This subspecies of giraffe, of which there are nine subspecies, is so rare that only a few hundred are believed to live in the wild today. This one was photographed in Kenya in a preserve built to protect and breed them, as well as reintroduce them back into the wild.
One of the three prints has been donated to the Wake County North Carolina Chapter of the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) for their upcoming Fur Ball Benefit Auction on Sunday, October 13, from 6pm-10:30pm. This black-tie event will be held in the State Club, Park Alumni Center on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets always sell out at this event, and the tables in the Sponsor section have already sold out. Other tickets are available.
The print has been signed and stamped on the verso, and the story of the Rothschild giraffe has been hand written on the back of the print. The print, measuring 20" x 24", is a Pigment Ink on Archival Rag paper, printed by Duggal of New York. It is designed for maximum longevity, if given proper care. To learn more about the New York City Wildlife series and to see a preview of this growing collection that is not yet offered to the Public, you may visit my Web site at www.georgegrubb.com .