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Marc Quinn

Helen Smith

Property from an Important New York Collection

Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn

Helen Smith

Helen Smith

Marc Quinn

b. 1964

Helen Smith


marble

Sculpture: 35½ by 26 by 36 in. (90.2 by 66 by 91.4 cm.)

Base: 35 by 24 by 24 in. (88.9 by 61 by 61 cm.)

Executed in 2000, this work is from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There are textural variations across the surface of the work, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen media. There are scattered surface accretions throughout, visible upon close inspection. There is minor handling wear on the figure's legs, visible upon close inspection. Please note this work is accompanied by a base.


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Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2004

Robert Preece, "Just a Load of Shock? An Interview with Marc Quinn," Sculpture (Washington D.C.), vol. 19, no. 8, October 2000, p. 19, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Rome, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Marc Quinn (MACRO), June - September 2006 (another example exhibited)

New York, Mary Boone Gallery, The Complete Marbles, January - February 2004 (another example exhibited)

London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Give and Take, January - April 2001 (another example exhibited)

Milan, Fondazione Prada, Marc Quinn, May - June 2000, pp. 200-209, illustrated (another example exhibited)

“I was in the British Museum looking at people admiring the fragmented marble statuary, when it struck me that if someone whose body was in the same shape as the sculptures were to come into the room, most of the admirers would have the opposite reaction. It was interesting to me to see what is acceptable in art, but unacceptable in life. As I made the series of works, I realised that they were also about what a beautiful body is, and how narrow our vision of that is, and about the connection between inside and outside. By that I actually mean disconnection, for when one of the models for these pieces closes their eyes, they feel the same inside as you or I, yet often physically disabled people are treated as if they are mentally disabled. Although the models’ bodies are visually comparable to the antique fragmented marble statues, of course my sculptures are portraits of whole people and not fragments of people. That was interesting to me, too."


- Marc Quinn, Recent Sculptures Catalogue, Groninger Museum, 2006