House of Cards


Albion was involved with the organisation of House of Cards, an exhibition by Christie’s of major sculptural works by the world’s leading contemporary artists. They were exhibited from May to October 2012, in an original, curated exhibition inspired by Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin’s (1699-1779) Boy Building a House of Cards, 1735, in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, the home of the Rothschild Collection and one of the most visited of the National Trust properties.

33 works including pieces by Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Anthony Gormley, Urs Fischer and Tony Smith with new works by Anish Kapoor, Joana Vasconcelos and Jeppe Hein, were chosen as a contemporary response to Chardin’s painting, held in the house following its recent acquisition for the Rothschild collection.