Quinn’s mannered compositional style, noted in this dense, but conceptually organized tableau, is beset with various quotations of spring blooms in a quality that is reminiscent of sea bed flora and car advertisements. Created for the Prada foundation, this photograph of a frozen three-dimensional garden prompt the viewer to question what is real and what is artificial. Thereby, Quinn stylistically and conceptually offers a comparison between the body and nature to simultaneously confirm and question how one is both distanced and connected to natural phenomena.

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Darbyshire, London
White Cube, London
Private collection, Dallas
Heritage Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction, Auctions Texas, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Acquired from above by present owner

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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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Italian Landscape (II), 2000
Lot Number 2
Permanent pigment print on canvas
43.25 x 65.5 in (109.86 x 166.37 cm)
Edition of 3
Signed, numbered, titled, and dated on verso

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Marc Quinn
Italian Landscape (II)
  • Dimensions
    43.25 x 65.5 in (109.86 x 166.37 cm)