Monday, 12 September 2011

New Damien Hirst Sculpture Takes Flight at Beyond Limits

A new work called ‘Legend’ by Damien Hirst is one of the key pieces at ‘Beyond Limits’ the monumental, contemporary sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth in Derbyshire opening Friday 16 September.

See a pictures here from the BBC

Showing in public for the first time, the painted bronze, winged horse was cast earlier this year and stands at more than 10ft high. ‘Legend’ joins 25 other sculptures from 20 British and international artists and includes completely new pieces as well as others not previously seen in the UK.

Chatsworth’s famous gardens and the surrounding Peak District landscape provide a dramatic backdrop for these large-scale works with the biggest, Manolo Valdes ‘Nike’, measuring just under 50ft in width.

The British presence includes Marc Quinn, Yorkshire artist Richard Hudson, Barry Flanagan and Lynn Chadwick. European and American artists include Rene Magritte, Jaume Plensa, and Jedd Novatt while a strong Asian influence includes works from Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Ji Yong-Ho and Ju Ming.

Free sculpture tours are available to visitors at 11.30 and 2.30 every day until the Beyond Limits closes on Sunday 30 October. All exhibits will be on display from 11am-6pm every day at no extra charge beyond normal garden admission (standard adult garden ticket is £7.75 – see for advance- purchase, discounted ticketing options).

Thousands of art-lovers, general visitors and serious collectors are expected to visit the Peak District home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for the exhibition.

All sculptures on display at Beyond Limits are for sale through Sotheby’s.

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