John Pawson's Waddesdon Bench is installed as part of a major outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. The exhibition is being mounted in collaboration with Christie's, as a sculptural counterpoint to Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin's painting, 'Boy Building a House of Cards', recently acquired by Waddesdon.
|Boy Building a House of Cards|
An hour's drive from central London, with works that include Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana (LOVE), Do-Ho Suh & Anish Kapoor - A 6.5 ton block of light grey granite that has been sculpted to include two polished mirror finish concave part-spheres. The house was built in the 1870's by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild & it is one of the National Trust's most visited properties.
|'Moondog' by Tony Smith|
Part of an exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the grounds of Waddesdon manor, organised by Christie's, the show - in which the works are for sale as if in a gallery - is the latest in a series of private selling exhibitons that is proving lucrative new market for auction houses.
The exhibition runs from 26 May to 28 October 2012.
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