Elephants have always been a favorite animal of mine — although, I don't think I've ever seen one in real life. They appear humble and caring, and despite their size, their curvy stature has an elegance to it. I recently fell for this Elephant Print ($20 and up) by John Murphy, a lovely collage of celebratory flowers and a beautiful illustration. Now I'm thinking of creating a whole gallery wall with a herd of the massive mammals, so I poked around for some more elegant elephant artwork.
Another favorite is this 1972 Nick Machalaba photograph ($149 and up) from W magazine, which features elephants from the Ringling Brothers circus strolling down Fifth Avenue, with the Empire State Building looming in the background.
Continue reading to see three more!
I adore this up-close-and-personal Portrait of an Elephant (inquire for price) by photographer Paul Coghlin, which is available in limited editions of 11-by-11 inches and 15-by-15 inches.
Nine Francois's Elephant #1 is an unusual photographing, showcasing the shapely trunk and foot of an elegant elephant.
Nick Brandt has photographed elephants and other wildlife extensively. His epic Elephant With Exploding Dust (inquire for price) was taken in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The way he's captured the sand lifting off of the elephant's back is stunning, and I love the contrast of the dark sky against the sand.