Gillie and Marc: Spreading Love, Equality, and Conservation Through Art

 In Art & Gallery News, Gillie and Marc Schattner

In the bustling streets of New York City, where art breathes life into every corner, there’s a duo that stands out among the crowd. Gillie and Marc, hailed as the most successful and prolific creators of public art in New York’s history by the New York Times, have been crafting innovative sculptures that captivate hearts and minds worldwide for over three decades.

Their journey began as two individuals, each with their own unique artistic vision. However, fate had other plans, as they found themselves not only partners in life but also in art. Together, they embarked on a mission to spread messages of love, equality, and conservation through their creative endeavors.

A Legacy of Love and Equality

Central to Gillie and Marc’s artistic narrative are their beloved characters, Rabbitwoman and Dogman. These anthropomorphic figures represent the tale of two opposites finding harmony and love amidst their differences. Their story transcends boundaries, resonating with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Beyond their enchanting characters, Gillie and Marc have also championed gender equality through their international public art movement, Statues For Equality. By erecting statues of inspirational women around the globe, they aim to challenge societal norms and promote inclusivity in public spaces.

Conservation Champions

While their art serves as a beacon of hope and unity, it also carries a powerful message of conservation. Gillie and Marc’s monumental sculptures not only adorn cityscapes but also raise awareness for endangered wildlife. Through partnerships with wildlife charities, they have generated substantial donations, contributing to the preservation of our planet’s precious biodiversity.

Awards and Accolades

The impact of Gillie and Marc’s work extends far beyond the realm of art. Their contributions have earned them prestigious awards such as the Allens People’s Choice Award at Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea and recognition as Archibald Prize Finalists. Their accolades serve as a testament to their unwavering commitment to using art as a force for positive change.

A Global Presence

With their art exhibited in over 250 cities worldwide, Gillie and Marc’s influence knows no bounds. From bustling metropolises to serene landscapes, their sculptures serve as symbols of hope, love, and unity in a world that often feels divided.

As we navigate the complexities of modern life, Gillie and Marc remind us of the power of art to transcend barriers and inspire meaningful change. Through their unwavering dedication to spreading love, equality, and conservation, they continue to leave an indelible mark on the world.

Join us in celebrating the transformative power of art with Gillie and Marc. Together, let’s create a brighter, more inclusive future for generations to come.


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