Marc Quinn, ‘Sphinx (Gold Leaf)’, 2011, Fine Art Mia
Marc Quinn, ‘Sphinx (Gold Leaf)’, 2011, Fine Art Mia

Series: This intricately detailed silkscreen print of his 1996 iconic sculpture of supermodel Kate Moss depicts her unearthly beauty, but shows her limbs contorted in an extreme yoga pose, a reflection on the distortions of global media.Taking a three-dimensional image of the sculpture, and working directly with the artist, the print is hand finished in a choice of gold and silver leaf. 12 colors including a silk-screen glaze were used to produce the screenprinted image of the Sphinx.

Signature: Hand signed lower right and numbered 75/150 on verso

About Marc Quinn

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.

British, b. 1964, London, United Kingdom