The Lost Series

The Lost Series is a crystallization of Arno Elias’ mixed-media techniques and the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour. The artist presents the medium of hand-painted photography as a means of engaging philosophical disquisitions on culture, humankind, and wildlife inspired by his diverse experience and extensive traveling across various continents. This selection of Elias’ work reflects the artist’s wishes to maintain the cultural originality of the natural world that is or to be lost in the wake of globalization and industrialization. From the faces of the Mursi tribe of Ethiopia to endangered animals in Kenya’s savannah, these works simultaneously highlight the beauty of our world, but also its fragility.

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Art Basel Miami

For Miami Art Week, The Sagamore Hotel will debut its annual exhibition with an opening reception on December 4. On view through February 2020, “I’m Not a Trophy” features the work of artist, photographer, and charity founder Arno Elias and offers an educational experience surrounding endangered species and indigenous cultures.

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The Global Art Publisher Yellow Korner, with over 120 Galleries around the world in Joining force with I’M NOT A TROPHY. This global awareness operation combines art and a just cause :

“YellowKorner has a very broad network of galleries worldwide and also an online presence, while retaining a powerful artistic orientation. They were more than willing to talk about this cause, with the idea of making reproduction of my original pieces, giving a portion of the sales to the cause and publicizing heavily the message of I’m Not a Trophy around the world” – Arno Elias

Cara Delevingne, fashion Icon and actress is the ambassador of the first-ever campaign, I’m Not a Trophy. Created by artist Arno Elias, the premiere of this global initiative is a movement aimed at bringing awareness to the incredibly overlooked decimation of the world’s wildlife population ; Including rhinos, elephants, and lions amongst other species. 

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