13. Gillie and Marc’s ‘The Last Three,’ The World’s Tallest Rhino at Astor Place
In March, Gillie and Marc unveiled the world’s largest rhino statue, The Last Three, at Astor Place in an attempt to bring awareness to wildlife conservation and to encourage the global community to end rhino horn sales. In preparation for the piece, the artists spent a week at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy observing the world’s final three Northern White Rhinos, Sudan and his infertile daughters Najin and Fatu. (Devastatingly, Sudan has since passed away due to an age-related medical condition.)
The Last Three by Gillie and Marc is now on view at Astor Place. Read more about the sculpture here. You may have also encountered Gillie and Marc’s other unique and fun-loving installations around the city, from Paparazzi Dogs in DUMBO and Greenwich Village, to Dogman and Rabbitgirl at the Table of Love — each with a message encouraging conversation.