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Nick Brandt

Lion Before Storm II, Sitting Profile, Maasai Mara, 2006

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Lot 2
Archival pigment print
19.0 x 24.5 in (48.3 x 62.2 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto
Printed 2018


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The work of photographer Nick Brandt is rooted in the celebration and respect for the beauty of nature, while often pointedly commenting on the harmful effects that human beings caused through continuous intervention and expansion. The present work captures an uninterrupted moment in nature in which a lion sits on a bed of grass, exhibiting an almost pensive, human-like gaze.

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About Nick Brandt

Photographer Nick Brandt (English, b. 1964) works tirelessly to document the vanishing grandeur of East Africa and the destructive impact of man on nature. His sympathetic images memorialize the inherent natural majesty of cheetahs, elephants, lions, and hippos, while juxtaposing them with bleak, industrial landscapes. In an urgent response to increased poaching in Africa, he launched the non-profit ‘Big Life Foundation’ in 2010 to conserve Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems.