Artist's description:

Unique piece of photoart that is both amazingly decorative but also has a deep political message - Photo manipulation - political statement art.

The illegal killing of elephants for ivory is driven and sustained by demand from consumers who are willing to pay for illegal ivory and was estimates to over 22,000 illegally killed elephants in 2012.

Why not visit Hotel Gotham in Manchester, UK, and see the artwork in exclusive surroundings.

Part of Permanent Collection at William Moretz Gallery Augusta, Georgia and Phoenix Hotel San Fancisco.

60x60cm Direct Print on Brushed Aluminium – Pure Elegance with an exclusive BUTLERFINISH® look, ready to hang. The photo is printed directly onto a 3 mm thick, sturdy brushed aluminium Dibond with a BUTLERFINISH® look. Two thin aluminium sheets sandwich a black polyethylene core to ensure maximum stability and water resistance. Thanks to the brushed surface, the aluminium backing gives the artwork an extraordinary, metallic appearance. During production of the cover sheet, the surface is ground horizontally to produce a brushed effect. The result is eye-catching: The areas of the photograph that are white or very light are not printed, but instead take on the appearance of the brushed aluminium surface.

The direct UV-print is colour-fast, light-resistant, and even damp-proof. The artwork on brushed aluminium Dibond is therefore not only suitable for indoor areas such as the bathroom or the kitchen, but also for covered outdoor areas protected from rain and direct sunlight. The aluminium Dibond backing is extremely light, and the practical hanging system ensures it is easy to hang on the wall, even with large formats. Simply unpack the artwork, hang it up, and enjoy its floating, metallic effect on your wall.

Limited edition of 20 + 2AP. Sizes up to 120x120cm and other print types available from

My artwork is checked by hand, given a protective cover and placed in art-secure packaging before delivering to the art shipping professionals at UPS, FedEx or DHL straight from the laboratory within 5 to 10 business days.

A signed certificate of authenticity, certificate hologram tamper with CoA#, and a label signed by artist, which can be affixed to back of the artwork, is mailed to buyer as soon as the artwork is delivered and accepted. The price will increase as prints become unavailable.

What other says about this:
"Wow, what an amazing picture! I love the way the print on the brushed aluminium brings an extraordinary lively look. The Elephant is virtual 3D like when you move around the picture and the light changes and brings new elements to the picture. I am so pleased I invested in this! Great picture, fantastic combination, and a true and sad reminder of the disappearance of the Elephant ..." - Customer from Norway (5 star at

Interested in conceptual approaches to the construction of a photograph, the Norwegian photographer Brede masterfully manipulates the tools of digital transformation to create a picture of an elephant crumbling before our eyes. Conceived as an crumbling edefice, Brede brings to the fore the processes of extinction afflicted upon elephants. - OnGallery, London, UK

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Brushed Aluminium Direct Photo Print - BUTLERFINISH® look

The Disappearance of the Elephant (2014)

Now $2,148.30 $3,069

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