Derbyshire, Chatsworth

Now in its fourth year, Sotheby’s “largest and most diverse selling exhibition of sculpture” offers visitors the chance to take home some real art treasures on a gargantuan scale. The English countryside, namely the picturesque gardens of the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is the idyllic backdrop for these art monoliths. From Marc Quinn’s Archaeology of Desire; an immense 2.5 meter high flower belonging to a series of sculptures and paintings through which the artist explores beauty, particularly through modification and Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s Dancers, to Henry Moore’s Three Piece Reclining Figure: Draped and the star of this year’s edition, a cast-iron life-size maquette of Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, this year promises to be Sotheby’s largest and most divers selling exhibition of sculpture at Chatsworth to date, firmly established itself on the arts calendar and as one of the most prestigious platforms for displaying modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture.

September 14 through November 1, 2009
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
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