Christie’s present House of Cards

Group Exhibition. Waddesdon Manor, United Kingdom.

26 May 2012 – 28 October 2012

‘This Little Piggy Went to Market, This Little Piggy Stayed at Home’ (1996). Photographed by Stephen White © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

The exhibition has been timed as a sculptural counterpoint to Waddesdon’s recent acquisition of Jean-Siméon Chardin’s ‘Boy Building a House of Cards’, which is to be celebrated at the Manor with loans of the other three versions of the painting from the Louvre (Paris), the National Gallery of Art (Washington) and London’s National Gallery, the first time they have been shown together.

Included in the exhibition is Hirst’s ‘Natural History’ work ‘This Little Piggy Went to Market, This Little Piggy Stayed at Home’ (1996). The piece consists of a bisected pig, contained within two glass and steel tanks which slide mechanically “like a bacon slicer; slowly, tragically” to eternally unite then separate the halves.[1] Also on display is Hirst's pill cabinet sculpture ‘Lullaby Winter’ (2002).

Amongst the other featured artists are: Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Anthony Gormley, Urs Fischer and Tony Smith with new works by Anish Kapoor, Joana Vasconcelos and Jeppe Hein.

For more information, please visit Waddesdon Manor's website.

[1] Damien Hirst cited in ‘An Interview with Damien Hirst’, Stuart Morgan, ‘No Sense of Absolute Corruption’ (Gagosian Gallery, 1996), 26