Location: New York City, NY, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $300,000
Gillie and Marc
In 2018, Gillie and Marc installed The Last Three in the heart of New York City in Astor Place. Following the original installation the incredible 17-foot-tall interactive artwork now lives at the MetroTech Common in Downtown Brooklyn to raise critical awareness about rhino conservation.
It’s time to start a rhino revolution! Gillie and Marc's interactive art installation is also raising awareness for a government petition.
The sculpture directs visitors to this website, and encourages the public to leave their personal goodbye message to the rhinos. These messages will double-up as a petition which will be used for approaching Chinese and Vietnamese governments about stopping the demand for rhino horns. We cannot let history repeat itself, and education is the key.
The goal is to combine education with the 1-million goodbye message petition in honour of Sudan, Najin and Fatu to effect real and lasting change in rhino conservation!
Forest City is honored to showcase The Last Three at MetroTech Center,” said John Bowen, Senior Vice President, Director Property Management, Forest City New York. “Our partnership with Gillie and Marc reinforces our commitment to the arts and culture, providing a public space for Brooklynites to gather and learn together, and we hope everyone takes advantage to come view the sculpture and enjoy its beauty and playfulness, while also learning about this important cause.”
The Last Three has been shared over 3000 times on social media, been featured in over 300 news articles and been seen by millions of visitors in its two installations.