Sotheby’s announced that David Korins has been commissioned to design the exhibition “Treasures from Chatsworth,” which will debut in New York on June 28. The award-winning creative director is renowned for designing the sets for Broadway musicals “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen.”
“Treasures from Chatsworth” will feature 45 artworks, decorative objects, pieces of jewellery, and archive materials drawn from the Devonshire Collection. The collection – accumulated over about 500 years by the Cavendish family – is usually held at Chatsworth House in England.
For the occasion, David Korins conceived an immersive exhibition which simultaneously brings to life the experience of Chatsworth House and its spectacular grounds.
“In this experience, I’ve curated this sweeping & diverse collection of art into installations of hyper-articulated, blown-up details of the Duke and Duchess’s home. I hope that our guests will be entertained, delighted, and treated to a deeper look into the textures, details, and unique stories of the Cavendish family,” said Korins in a statement.
Highlights of the exhibition include Raffaele Monti’s marble sculpture “The Veiled Vestal” and the Devonshire Parure. This piece of jewellery was commissioned by Sir William Cavendish in 1856, to attend the coronation of Tsar Alexander II of Russia as a representative of Queen Victoria.
Two Lucian Freud portraits, of the 11th Duke of Devonshire and his wife, the Duchess, will also be on view in Sotheby’s newly-renovated New York galleries, on York Avenue.
“Treasures from Chatsworth” will be open to the public, free of charge, from June 28 through Sept 18.