Hessink's is proud to announce a new collaboration with the world renown contemporary sculptural artist Stephen Cawston.


The Value of Life in Gold, by Stephen Cawston.
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‘The Shahin’ Estimate: € 600,000 to €800,000

After viewing Stephen’s work in major international art fairs like Context Miami, and meeting him at exhibitions in St Tropez, Genève, Gstaad and in London’s Bond Street, to name but a few, we discussed about a collaboration sale with Hessink’s, and we are now very happy to announce our first sale with three of Stephen’s more important sculptures, 'The Shahin', ‘Goldcup’ and ‘The Beautiful Art of War’, with the auction set to take place on December 18th, 2021.

Auction preview hours (open to the public): from Saturday 11 December 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021 from 11.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. CET; and Saturday 18 December 2021 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 CET.

 Auction starts on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 13.00 p.m. precisely.


This golden sculpture is a real Thoroughbred Race Horse and Human Skeleton. Estimate €200,000 to €250,000

Stephen is seen as one of the top sculptural artist alive today, his unique contemporary golden skeletons can be found in important art collections the world over, a true and real art investment.

Unique golden sculpture of a real WW2 Maxim Machine Gun and Human Skeleton. Estimate €100,000 to €150,000

All of Stephen’s works are created from real skeletons, Human and other Species. Some are so rare, they are the only legal ones in the world. Stephen sources the skeletons from ethical sources, with each species skeleton dying from natural causes, and provided with full Cites Licences.

All serious art is literally a mirror of an artist mind and imagination, these unique thought provoking sculptures, are real life scenarios captured for all time.

Each of these magnificent sculptures stands as it did in life, with no wires or frames holding them up. Once Stephen has created the skeleton in the life position he wishes, he then covers the skeleton in 24 Carat Gold, which signifies the value of that life, human or otherwise.

The Artist, Stephen Cawston.
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Stephen Cawston is a British artist who is internationally known for his Contemporary Pop Art. He owned and ran his own gallery in the exclusive Walton Street Knightsbridge area of  London, a few minutes from Harrods. Here he built a very impressive and exclusive worldwide clientele, which included Royalty, A List Hollywood Stars and Music Royalty.

Eight years ago he started putting together and idea that had come to him many years before, it has taken many years to source materials and work out the engineering needed to create these extraordinary magnificent unique sculptures, titled ‘The Value of Life in Gold’

To be able to create these unique creations Stephen took the huge decision to close his Knightsbridge gallery and move to a remote location with no outside influences to totally immerse himself in his creation. Like all great artist before him.

Working with all due respect to the Humans and other animal species involved, Stephen reanimated the skeletons. Unlike in museums, where skeletons are held together with wires and frames, Stephens sculptures have none. In museums the skeletons look nothing other then dry bones, Stephens sculptures are ‘Alive’ brought back to life somehow and you cannot help yourself but interact with these stunning works of contemporary art. All Cites Licences are in place.

Once Stephen has created the form he wants with each piece, he then covers the piece in Pure 24 Carat Gold. He then Micro Chips each sculpture which becomes his Avant Garde signature…

These beguiling sculptures evoke a response that makes you want to interact with them.