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HOUSE OF CARDS
Sculptural works by leading contemporary artists are being
shown by Christie’s in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor,
Buckinghamshire, home of the Rothschild Collection.
The original, curated exhibition – inspired by the work
Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin’s Boy Building a
House of Cards (1735), rece ntly acq uired for the
Collection – features over 30 works including
pieces by Richard Serra, Damien Hirst,
Anthony Gormley, and Tony
Smith. Most are for sale
from £60,000 to £7.5
Until 28 October.
Moondog by Tony Smith (1912-1980). Painted
aluminium. © ARS, New York and DACS, London.
© Christie’s Images Limited 2012
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Jubilee by Sa rah Lucas (2012). Concrete, breeze
blocks, steel rods, paving slabs, MDF plinth. ©
the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
Artist Sarah Lucas (above) is part
of the generatio n of Yo u ng British
Artists who emerged in L on don
du ring the 1990s. Frequ ently
employing visual pu ns an d bawdy
humour, her sculptures are made
of and from the human body. An
exhibition is currently on show at
the H en ry Moo re Institute in Leeds,
entitled Ordinary Things – she work s
with the ‘ordin ar y things’ that form
our surroundings and assumptions.
The show featu res 30 wo rks looking
forward and backward across an
ar tistic prac tice that has en gaged
with the po ssibilities of sculptu re for
over two decades, an d iden tifies the
ar tists’ co nsisten t questio ni ng of the
definition of sculptu re. On show u ntil
21 October. henry-moore.org.
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