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Mihail
Elephant in Colors, Roman Numeral
1993
Bronze, Edition of 10

17.75 x 21 x 10 "



Cast the Sleeping Elephant Series

In 1980 Mihail traveled to Africa where he cast  a live, wild bull elephant. The elephant was never harmed. Mihail incorporated the cast of the elephant in his sculpture.

The first of 10  life size bronze elephants was installed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York  by Kenya, Namibia and Nepal. Inaugurated October 18, 1998 by Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The Cast the sleeping Elephant series, 1976 - 1998, include bronzes, constructions, prints, works on paper and life casts from the elephant.




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