There are many meanings of the word extreme, and in this case we are talking about extreme dangerous animal and perfect extreme gift in one – Life-size Swarovski Crystal Panther Sculpture. Created by acclaimed British Neo Pop Artist Greg Holt, this masterpiece is made of 80,000 Swarovski crystals, polyurethane, clay on bed of rock. It weights 15 kilograms (30 pounds) with measures of average the size of real panther – 119.9 x 59.9 x 110 centimeters (47.2 x 23.6 x 43.3 inches).
Only five Swarovski Panther Sculptures exist in the world. This one No.2 is exclusively offered by AHAlife from philanthropist and esteemed art collector Henry Buhl. The price is also extreme – $260,000, but appropriate to extreme gift. All you need is big red bow, and you’ve done the good job.
British Neo Pop artist Greg Holt was influenced by the work of Pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. His work is a witty commentary on the contemporary culture of consumption, for example featuring crystals and candy as recurring motifs. His life-size animal shapes include pigs, panthers and classic hunting trophies such as insects, alligators and deer heads.