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<div style="float: right;"><a href="/wild-rhinos/webform/taronga-wild-rhinos-auction">[nodepicker==image==11277==content-image==image-inline==no-lightbox====no-caption] </a></div><h2>Artist</h2><p>Ken Done</p><h2>Title</h2><p>Golden Baby</p><h2>Proudly Sponsored By</h2><p><a href="">Taronga Conservation Society Australia</a></p><h2>Rhino Sculpture Location</h2><p><a href="/wild-rhinos/trial-map">Ken Done Gallery 1/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks</a></p><h2>Rhino Inspiration</h2><p>The Golden rhino is to signify the importance of these precious and magnificant creatures and we why have to do everything we can to preserve them.</p><h2>Artist statement</h2><p>Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Ken Done has become one of Australia's most famous artists. His work has been described as the most original style to come out of Australia, and his paintings are in collections throughout the world.</p><p>Born in 1940, Ken left school at 14 to enter the National Art School in East Sydney. After 5 years of study he commenced a career as an art director and designer in New York, London and Sydney.</p><p>At the age of 40, after painting for many years, he gave up his advertising career to become a painter full-time. Since then, he has held over 50 one-man shows, including major exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Japan and the USA. His works have been shown in the Archibald, Sulman, Wynne, Blake and Dobell Prizes.</p><p>In 1992, Ken received the Order of Australia (A.M.), for services to Art, Design and Tourism. In many parts of the world, Ken Done has come to symbolise Australia and Australians: creative, optimistic and bold.</p><h2><strong>Sculpture Details</strong></h2><p><strong>Type :&nbsp;</strong>Small (calf)</p><p><strong>Measurements</strong> : 700mm (h) x 1220mm (l) x 400mm (w)</p><p><strong>Weight </strong>: Approximately 15Kg</p>