In celebration of Mulberry’s support of the Damien Hirst exhibition at Houghton Hall, we have collaborated with Nowness to create a video featuring Lady Rose Cholmondeley. Director Stella Scott captured the 7th Marchioness at her historic home amongst Hirst’s newest Colour Space paintings as well as some of his most iconic sculptures.
The juxtaposition of the artist’s contemporary work and the classic elegance of Houghton Hall creates an intriguing tension between past and present, abstraction and figuration. This beautiful contradiction of modernity and heritage is also a part of daily life for Lady Rose and her young family as skateboards and prams share space with celebrated portraits and furnishings from the 17th century.
Houghton Hall is one of the most important British stately homes, immaculately preserved by the Cholmondeley family for generations. The family has a history of supporting the artists of their times and today they are behind one of the leading contemporary art programs in the UK. Their bold vision of making exciting contemporary art accessible to a wide audience resonates with Mulberry’s celebration of heritage and a passion for the here and now.
Houghton Hall and Damien Hirst share an unconventional take on tradition, a democratic attitude and a love of breaking rules.
Damien Hirst: “Colour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures” at Houghton Hall until 15 July 2018.