Sotheby's brings monumental British sculptures to Chatsworth House

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2015-07-29 14:33:53

Sotheby's has announced details of its 10th annual sculpture exhibition in the grounds of Chatsworth House.

'Beyond Limits: The Landscape Of British Sculpture 1950-2015' will present a selection of monumental sculptures from some of Britain's finest artists, in the setting of one of Europe’s greatest country estates.

“Since its inception, Beyond Limits has proved to be a consistently surprising and exhilarating annual art event," said Melanie Clore, Sotheby’s Chairman, Europe. "To mark its tenth year, we are thrilled to be staging our first themed exhibition and to have Tim Marlow working together with Simon Stock, our Senior International Specialist, bringing their expertise and tremendous energy and vision to curating this outstanding show of British sculpture in the grounds of Chatsworth.”

Major highlights of the exhibition will include Barbara Hepworth's 'Three Obliques (Walk In)', one of just three casts ever created of her 1969 work; Anthony Caro’s 'Sunshine', dating from 1964; and post-war sculptor Lynn Chadwick's bronze 'Pair of Walking Figures – Jubilee'. The collection of 30 works will also include sculptures by Reg Butler, Phillip King, Antony Gormley and Sarah Lucas.

“Combining a selection of some of the most exciting and important monumental sculpture with the extraordinarily beautiful gardens at Chatsworth, we’ve been able to curate an exhibition that responds to the growing interest in outdoor sculpture, and also explores and celebrates the rise of British sculpture," added Tim Marlow.

"The relationship of the landscape to the works on display is integral - whether they were directly inspired by or conceived in opposition to the idea of landscape. The result, I hope, will be a sparky, creative conversation between some of the best British sculpture of the last 65 years and one of the greatest of all British country houses and its surrounding landscape.”

'Beyond Limits: The Landscape Of British Sculpture 1950-2015' takes place at Chatsworth from September 14 until October 25.

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