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Tusk Benefit Auction

Marc Quinn makes art about what it is to be a person living in the world - whether it concerns man's relationship with nature and how that is mediated by human desire; or what identity and beauty mean and why people are compelled to transform theirs; or representing current, social history in his work.
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Young British Artist Marc Quinn creates provocative sculptural portraits composed of organic materials, such as in his ongoing series of “Blood Head” self portraits, in which a cast of his head is made with over nine pints of his own frozen blood. Quinn also fabricates sculptures using more traditional media such as bronze, often depicting contorted bodies or people with unusual physical characteristics—amputees, or those who have undergone sex-change surgery. Quinn has also examined the implications of genetic modification and scientific advancement. His 2001 work DNA Garden features the DNA of 75 plant species and two humans, re-staging the conditions of the Garden of Eden through scientific means.

High auction record
$1.3m, Christie's, 2014
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
ATLAS IFondazione Prada
2015
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family CollectionThe FLAG Art Foundation
MARC QUINN – FROZEN GARDENGalerie Thomas
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On Cognizance, 2018

Rhino: fibreglass rhino (fire retardant) with internal armature Finish: Paint and hand applied bespoke designed vinyl images
57 9/10 × 74 4/5 × 23 3/5 in
147 × 190 × 60 cm
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Tusk Benefit Auction

Marc Quinn makes art about what it is to be a person living in the world - whether it concerns …

Medium
Signature
Signed
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Tusk.

Young British Artist Marc Quinn creates provocative sculptural portraits composed of organic materials, such as in his ongoing series of “Blood Head” self portraits, in which a cast of his head is made with over nine pints of his own frozen blood. Quinn also fabricates sculptures using more traditional media such as bronze, often depicting contorted bodies or people with unusual physical characteristics—amputees, or those who have undergone sex-change surgery. Quinn has also examined the implications of genetic modification and scientific advancement. His 2001 work DNA Garden features the DNA of 75 plant species and two humans, re-staging the conditions of the Garden of Eden through scientific means.

High auction record
$1.3m, Christie's, 2014
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Marc Quinn
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