Adam Parker Smith at Donum Estate
Donum Estate


Donum Estate
Permanent Collection

The Donum Estate prides themselves on being the convergence of fine wine, sustainable farming and art. Their name Donum, meaning Gift of the Land in Latin, is representative of their emphasis on working together with nature. The Donum Collection is home to over 50 monumental works placed throughout their 200-acre estate. The pieces in their private collection focus on the relationship between “scale, nature, and imagination.” The artists represented here consist of a global community of leading practitioners from 18 nations, across six continents.

“Apollo Belvedere is a celebrated ancient statue. By compressing it into a compact cube, the sculpture raises questions on how we view and connect with classical objects and imagery. This new creation imagines subverting an icon of classical statuary by placing it through a trash compactor. This interrupts the viewer’s usual perception of the iconic sculpture and creates a false sense of alienation while undermining the veneration we have for artworks from antiquity. In reshaping the visual experience of Apollo Belvedere, I hope to contribute to the discussion surrounding the continuous review of antique objects.” – Adam Parker Smith


ABOVE: Adam Parker SmithApollo Belvedere, 2022, white carrara marble on stone pedestal, 88 x 85 x 62 in, 224 x 216 x 158 cm