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"Ahmed" - Life-Size Original Oil On Canvas Elephant Painting by Renowned African Artist Dawie Fourie

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 Ahmed  - Life-Size Original Oil On Canvas Elephant Painting by Renowned African Artist Dawie Fourie
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Generously donated by DAWIE FOURIE, ARTIST: Life-size oil on canvas painting in tribute of "Ahmed" the legendary elephant from northern Kenya who received notoriety for his colossal tusks, each reportedly weighing 150 pounds. After appearing in three films, Ahmed's popularity continued to grow, as did the public's concern for his safety. Then in 1970, after former President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta declared him a 'Living Monument', Ahmed was given presidential protection for the rest of his charmed life until his natural death at age 55 where he was found not lying on his side, but resting majestically on his famous tusks and half leaning against a tree. The artist's "love affair" with Ahmed began in 1977 with small sketches on paper and lasts to this day culminating in this exceptional life-size work of art. Measuring a massive 9'x12' unframed, this magnificent piece will surely evoke a sense of power and awe in the hearts and minds of onlookers. Created in honor of Ahmed, the artist hopes to bring awareness and support for lesser known anti-poaching conservation groups throughout Kenya including WESSA (Wildlife and Environmental Society of Southern Africa) and SANPARKS Honorary Rangers. dawiefouriearts@gmail.com