Marc Quinn's Sphinx series is a collection of sculptures of Kate Moss in contorted yoga poses. The series explores the idea of the supermodel as an idol who is more of a cultural hallucination rather than a person of actual flesh and blood. Quinn was drawn to Moss because of her place in society as someone who is admired and observed, but about whom we have very little actual knowledge. The sculpture was created using life casts of Kate Moss herself.
Of the work, Quinn commented: 'This is not a portrait of a person, it's a portrait of an image twisted by our collective desires.'
The Sphinx Golf Leaf screenprint features an image of the original bronze sculpture hand-finished in gold leaf overglaze. It is from a limited edition of 150, signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 55 x 70
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Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 150
Size (cm): 55 x 70
Image Size (cm): 42 x 54
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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.