King Nyani relaxing, save the spieces

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Please welcome King Nyani into your space to help save the species

The gorilla is a majestic animal and, as it shares 98% of our DNA, is one of our closest relatives. But our cousins are in trouble. There may only be 1000 mountain gorillas left in the wild and fewer than 3800 eastern lowland gorillas. And humans are the reason why. Illegal poaching, war and deforestation are making it harder and harder for this beautiful animal to survive. 

Artists Gillie and Marc have created the biggest gorilla sculpture in the world titled King Nyani - coming to Hudson Yards in August 2020. 

While traveling in Uganda, Africa, they became entranced by a silverback. The kindness, compassion and empathy he showed for his family made Gillie and Marc want to share the gentle side of this special creature with the world – a side that is often overlooked.

Inspired by the iconic story of King Kong, the artists decided to give New York a different slant on the story. Now New York can fall in love rather than cower in fear as they see his true nature, while becoming the new champions for gorillas and their conservation.

This installation is the largest bronze gorilla sculpture on the planet and gives an interactive experience unlike any other. With his hand large enough to hold one or two  people, the public can get up close and personal with this gentle giant where they
will undoubtedly fall in love with him.

Alongside the project Gillie and Marc have created 10 smaller versions called King Nyani Relaxing and they are looking for partners to have him in their home, commercial spaces, hotels, shopping centres or public places with profits going directly back to helping gorillas.

Please enquire below if you would like more information. 

Help share King Nyani’s story through the hashtag #LoveTheLast and #KingNyani

Pleass contact us to any further information


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Purchased by commission from the artist in 1956, intended to decorate the hall of the French Embassy in Tokyo






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