Isleworth’s natural setting lends the perfect backdrop for its collection of important sculptures by Philip Jackson, Henry Moore, Eric Goulder and Arturo Di Modica’s most recognizable “Wall Street Bull.”
Permanent one-of-a-kind collection of monumental sculptures are displayed throughout the property.
Past exhibitions with Sotheby’s have featured works by Auguste Rodin, Fernando Botero, Renoir, Barry Flanagan and Joan Miro.
“What I found interesting was practicing an art that rejected any and all subordination to nature, the anecdotal, analogy, or transcendence. I wanted to make works of art that have their own specificity. That is why the sculptures, made up of arcs, angles or oblique straight lines, have their measures in degrees engraved on the metal.” – Bernar Venet
Executed in 2006.
“I want the work to create a sense of drama which emanates high emotion.” – Philip Jackson
Conceived and cast in 2005 in an edition of 8.
Charging Bull, which is sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull, is a 7,100-lb bronze sculpture by Arturo Di Modica. The oversize sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge. “That bull is one of an edition of five”, Di Modica told the New York Daily News in 1998.
“In these figurative sculptures I endeavour to catch the quiet and subtle movement of the body in order to reveal the secret thoughts and intentions of the figures.” – Philip Jackson
Conceived in 1994 and cast in 2005 in an edition of 3. This work is number 3/3.
“My sculptures are essentially an impressionistic rendering of the figure. Where you see the figure seemingly grow out of the ground, the texture resembles tree bark, rock, or a lava flow. As the eye moves up the sculpture, the finish becomes gentler and more delicately worked, culminated in the hands and the mask, both of which are precisely observed and modeled. ” – Philip Jackson
Conceived and cast in 2001 in an edition of 8.
“I had no idea LOVE would catch on the way it did. Oddly enough, I wasn’t thinking at all about anticipating the Love generation and hippies. It was a spiritual concept. It isn’t a sculpture of love any longer. It’s become the very theme of love itself.” – Robert Indiana
Conceived in 1966 and cast 1998 in an edition of 5, plus 2 artist’s proofs.
“The whole of my development as a sculptor is an attempt to understand and realize more completely what form and shape are about, and to react to form in life, in the human figure, and in past sculpture. This is something that can’t be learnt in a day, for sculpture is a never-ending discovery.” – Henry Moore
Conceived and cast in 1983-84 in an edition of 9.