Sculptural works by leading contemporary artists are being shown by Christie’s Private Sales from May 26 to October 28 in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. The original, curated exhibition is inspired by Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin’s (1699-1779) Boy Building a House of Cards, 1735 at Waddesdon Manor. This is the home of the Rothschild Collection and one of the most visited of the National Trust properties.
The 33 works on show include pieces by Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Anthony Gormley, Urs Fischer, Tony Smith and the Irish artist Eva Rothschild with new works by Anish Kapoor, Joana Vasconcelos and Jeppe Hein. They are all chosen by Christie’s as a contemporary response to an exhibition exploring Chardin’s painting in the house following its recent acquisition for the Rothschild collection. A total of 16 nationalities are represented among the works, 24 of which are shown around the grounds of the Manor and the remainder indoors at the Stables. While a few of the works are on loan, the majority are for sale from £60,000 to £7.5 million