Iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes with 'Winston Wiggles', decorated in spectacular Zandra Rhodes style!
The magnificent, eye-catching lion sculptures were transformed into unique works of art by some of the world's leading artists, designers, illustrators, mosaicists, print makers and street artists.
Lion artists include iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes; former Christian Lacroix studio head Craig Wheatley; celebrity Thai jeweller and member of the Thai Royal family, Rojanatorn Na Songkhla; and mother and daughter fine artists Lélia and Lyora Pissarro, descendants of celebrated French impressionist Camille Pissarro.
Lion artists travelled from Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Thailand to paint their lions, which were gathered together for the media launch by Windsor Castle in July and went on display on World Lion Day in August, delighting and entrancing hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors from around the world over the ten week public art sculpture trail.
'Le Roi des Fleurs' with his artist, the former Studio Director at Christian Lacroix, Craig Wheatley, who works with fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Kookai, Schiaparelli, Isabel Marant, Berluti, Barbara Bui, Astrid Elisee, Fête Impériale and interior designer brands Designers Guild and Vista Alegre. (Lot 3)
'Diamond Empress' artist Anna Kompaniets has worked with the late Alexander McQueen, Andrew Logan, Hew Locke and Vivienne Westwood. Her stunning work has been displayed at Tate Britain, Turner Contemporary and The Globe Theatre. (Lot 22)
'Rose Marble Lion', painted by world famous textile artist Kaffe Fassett has been on display at his 'Quilts of America' exhibition at the American Museum in Bath before the charity auction. Kaffe was the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which was so popular that the Museum doubled its usual attendance figures.
The stunning 'Lion Movement' by London artist Mister Mistry, with young lion fans from St. George's Windsor.
Albert was on display at Barclay Interiors in Ascot in the lead up to the auction
The wonderful Windsgrrrr with 5 year old lion fan Savannah, at the Cinnamon Cafe, where Windsgrrr, which features fabulous images of life in Windsor, has been on display for the last three months. Roarsome!