Sue Kim with Marc Quinn

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San Francisco Fine Art Consultant Sue Kim speaks about Marc Quinn

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MARC QUINN (b. 1964)

 
Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze. Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze.
Archaeology of Desire200892 1/2 x 116 x 39 1/2 in.(234.95 x 294.64 x 100.33 cm) patina bronze
Provenance
White Cube Gallery, London 2008
Private Collection, California
Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is associated with the Young British Artists movement, alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. Quinn’s early work dealt with decay and preservation, often incorporating degradable materials such as bread, flowers, or his own blood. The orchid is a recurring image in Quinn’s work and features frequently in his sculptures. The 2008 sculpture “Archaeology of Desire” represents the period when Quinn began to use bronze – casting an image of his most notable floral theme. Here, Quinn captures a symbol of beauty, frailty, and impermanence, preserving it in bronze.
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