In the Eye of History works, Quinn has added a world map over the image of the eye. These works comment on the paranoid world we live in, and the notion of 24 hour news where the whole world is connected through ever-present media and syncopate this with notions of our eroding and changing geographical world. They present images of the world map from various perspectives – such as the Arctic – displaying how the boundaries of experience and geographical territory as we know them are rapidly changing.


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Marc Quinn (English, b. 1964) is a contemporary artist known for his sculptural works and his close association with the Young British Artists (YBAs). Born in London, Quinn attended Cambridge University, subsequently becoming the assistant to the poetic sculptor, Barry Flanagan. Soon thereafter, Quinn’s work caught the attention of Jay Jopling, becoming the first artist represented by the gallerist. Quinn utilizes a broad range of materials, ranging from human excrement to his own blood, in his sculpture as a means of describing our distanced relationship to nature and culture, and how this specific rapport confirms and shapes the contemporary psyche. He currently lives and works in London.

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The Eye of History 7, 2016
Mixed media on paper
104 x 104 cm (40.94 x 40.94 in) - Size without frame
Signed on recto

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The Eye of History 7
  • Dimensions
    104 x 104 cm (40.94 x 40.94 in) - Size without frame