Christie's, South Kensington

July - August 2009

Following on from Shapeshifting: From Animal to Human at The Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch, in the summer of 2009 Lewis held a solo exhibition at Christie's, South Kensington, where a continuance of Shapeshifting: From Animal to Human introduced his new exploration of the male figure. In addition to this exhibition, Lewis had great success with a solo auction entitled Predators and Prey at Christie's of London in 2007, in which a selection of the last editions of his animal bronzes went under the hammer.

Through this exhibition's carefully selected series of non-chronological works and installations, it became possible to trace the threads underlying Lewis's progression from wilderness, to animal, to fragmented animal forms, to the human/animal interface embodied in his latest figure work.

Lewis's new male figures were first shown on an international platform at Christie's, South Kensington with this exhibition.

A second solo auction of Lewis's animal work, Predators & Prey Part II, will be held at Christie's on 16 June 2011