The Cool House: Monumental Art

Friday, September 12, 2008

Monumental Art

Planet by Mark Quinn
I'm trying to figure out how I can wangle a trip to the UK to see Sotheby's Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture on view in the grounds of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England from Monday, September 15 through Sunday, November 2 2008.
Giant babies, big bears, and another sculpture of Kate Moss, this time in a yoga pose (although I can probably do without seeing that), the twenty-two sculptures have one thing in common: they are huge. And they will command enormous price tags. I don't know where they will end up but last year's exhibition just about sold out. Personally I like them where they are - it's a great contrast with the C16th stately home. But I suppose they might get in the way when Chatsworth is used as a backdrop for films like Pride and Prejudice and Duchess.

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