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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Westfield Indoor Elephants

Slightly out of order, but the order will be more manageable this way ....  Here are the indoor Westfield ellies from Sunday, 27th June.  The sunlight is flooding in. 

That elephant at the front is #120, "The Singing Butler Rides Again" by Jack Vettriano.  Artist's Inspiration: "I created a now well known painting called The Singing Butler and I thought it would be fun to feature him once more. The Elephant is also a tribute to the incredible founding patron of The Elephant Family, the late Rajmata of Jaipur".  This elephant was kindly sponsored by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, in memory of the late HH Rajmata of Jaipur, Patron of Elephant Family.

This next eli is so much fun - #113, Monopoly Community Chest, created by Hasbro & Invited Artists.  Artist's Inspiration: "This Monopoly-inspired elephant sports all the colours of the Monopoly board and many of the game’s much-loved icons. To bring the concept Community Chest to life, we invited artists from London’s diverse community to support the parade and make their mark."

Quite a crowd gathered to look at the ellies.  Such lovely designs and colours. 

Here is #114, Zambi, created by Donna Goes. 

And here is # 198, Mammoth Metaphor.  This ellie sold for £70,000 to raise money for the charity. 

This lovely gold ellie is #217, The Spirit of India.  Artist - Sacha Jafri.  Some of those bright designs were made using stickers!

Here's a better view:

Here's #165, Untitled, by Marc Quinn.  Sold for £65,000.  Artist's Inspiration: "The elephant is a much revered and adored animal in India ". 

And much better to see Saffron uncaged ....

And here's Ziggy, #258 - one of my favourites. 

What do you think?  Do you have a favourite?


  1. Love that singing butler on top lol! The monopoly elephant is just gorgeous too and love the colours on Ziggy :)

  2. Awww I had forgotten about little Saffron and the meeces so cute! These are all nice but I still think Cosmos and Cloudia have been my overall faves.

  3. Wonderful ellies again! I can't pick a favourite cos they are all wonderful in their own way and again your photography is outstanding!


  4. I hope you mean which is my favourite from the above because it would be impossible if I had to pick one from ALL the ellies you've photographed! But from this lot it's a toss up between the Singing Butler and the Monopoly one. They're both fab!

  5. Love that Monopoly one, some really colourful ellies here Ali. Have you captured them all now? hat a fantastic journey, looking forward to seeing the layouts.

  6. Love, love, love these photos! So sorry I missed them. Ziggy is my favourite......Moi x