Upon hearing about how hippos are experiencing an accidental population explosion in South America, Pete was inspired to create this tongue in cheek box figurine!
Pablo Escobar imported hippos from Africa to include in his private zoo. After his death, they were released into the wild and, having no predators, flourished in the South American jungle and the rise of the so-called ‘cocaine hippos’ began. In this piece the hippos are also having the last laugh enjoying the fruits of Mr Escobar’s ‘labor’. Carved around the lid are some secrets, explained in the story card enclosed with each piece.
Two versions were created; V1 (Pink and Blue Hippos), and V2 (Yellow and Pink Hippos)
Release Date: June 2021
Artist: Peter Calvesbert / Signed
Limited Edition of 300 each version
Dimensions: 2.3" wide, 2.75" high
Origin: Made in the UK
As with any hand-finished product item received may be similar but unique.