This piece is one of two new editions released by YBA Marc Quinn in 2022 to coincide with the opening of his solo exhibition, HISTORYNOW. The exhibition took place at The National Archaeological Museum in Venice as part of the 2022 Biennale.
HISTORYNOW is a collection of work which examines humanity’s increasing dependence on our digital devices, and unpacks our ‘compulsion toward instant consumption and reaction’.
Each piece in Quinn’s series began life as an iPhone screenshot, and is designed to replicate the portals through which humans absorb and consume news, endlessly scrolling through word of natural disasters, shifting cultural events, and incidents of human tragedy.
This archival pigment print is from a limited edition of 65, signed on the front and numbered on the reverse.
Size (cm): 97.5 x 45
Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 65
Size (cm): 97.5 x 45
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About the artist
One of the leading artists of his generation, Marc Quinn graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in History and History of Art before switching track to contemporary visual art in the 1990s.
Working across sculpture, painting, and drawing, Quinn incorporates a broad range of materials through both traditional and modern techniques. With his critical background, Quinn suffuses every work with a sense of the profound, tackling questions of the human condition through a contemplation of science and astrology.
Well-known artworks include the sculpture of the artist’s head, cast from his own frozen blood, and his depiction of the artist Alison Lapper on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in 2005. In 2001, Quinn also won The Royal Academy of Art’s Charles Wollaston Award for Catherine Long, a sculptural nude in white marble.