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Marc Quinn
Quinn’s two intricately detailed silkscreen prints 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 colours including a silk-screen glaze were used to produce the screenprinted image of the Sphinx.'This is not a portrait of a person, it's a portrait of an image twisted by our collective desires' ... Marc Quinn
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Screenprint print hand finished in gold leaf overglaze. 12 colour screens, printed on 410 gsm Somerset Tub paper.

Marc Quinn
Born in London (1964), Marc Quinn studied History of Art at Cambridge, subsequently creating sculpture in a challenging range of media. His early series of marble figures of people who have lost their limbs or were born with a disability culminated in a giant statue of a heavily pregnant Alison Lapper, a woman born without arms, on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, in 2005. ‘Self’, a sculpture of the artist's head created from his own frozen blood, is equally uncompromising: first exhibited in 1991, there have been several iterations since. In 2014, the film ‘Marc Quinn: Making Waves’ revealed the extent to which Quinn’s work has become globally recognized and collected, coinciding with his preparations for ‘The Toxic Sublime’ at White Cube, Bermondsey, in 2015. More recently, Quinn has had a major installation of his sculpture in ‘Drawn from Life’ at London’s Sir John Soane Museum.

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Sphinx (gold leaf)

Sphinx (gold leaf)

Sphinx (gold leaf)

Screenprint
Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through. Sphinx is hand finished in gold leaf overglaze.
Screenprint
Edition of 150
Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse

£1,200.00

Sheet size
70 x 55xm
27 ½ x 21 ¼ inches

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Quinn’s two intricately detailed silkscreen prints 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 colours including a silk-screen glaze were used to produce the screenprinted image of the Sphinx.'This is not a portrait of a person, it's a portrait of an image twisted by our collective desires' ... Marc Quinn

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First Name Marc
Last Name Quinn
Artist Description Born in London (1964), Marc Quinn studied History of Art at Cambridge, subsequently creating sculpture in a challenging range of media. His early series of marble figures of people who have lost their limbs or were born with a disability culminated in a giant statue of a heavily pregnant Alison Lapper, a woman born without arms, on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, in 2005. ‘Self’, a sculpture of the artist's head created from his own frozen blood, is equally uncompromising: first exhibited in 1991, there have been several iterations since. In 2014, the film ‘Marc Quinn: Making Waves’ revealed the extent to which Quinn’s work has become globally recognized and collected, coinciding with his preparations for ‘The Toxic Sublime’ at White Cube, Bermondsey, in 2015. More recently, Quinn has had a major installation of his sculpture in ‘Drawn from Life’ at London’s Sir John Soane Museum.
Edition of 150
Ed Date 2012
Inscriptions Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse
Short Technique Screenprint
Sheet Size 70 x 55xm
Sheet Size (Inches) 27 ½ x 21 ¼ inches
Image Size n/a
Image Size (inches) n/a
Technical Description Screenprint print hand finished in gold leaf overglaze. 12 colour screens, printed on 410 gsm Somerset Tub paper.
Technique Pop ups Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through. Sphinx is hand finished in gold leaf overglaze.
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