Sphinx Silver Leaf is a silkscreen print by acclaimed contemporary artist Marc Quinn. Hand finished with silver overglaze, this 12 colour hand-pulled silkscreen is printed onto 410 gsm Somerset Tub paper.
The print depicts Quinn’s iconic, 1996 sculpture of Kate Moss, the supermodel contorted in a superhuman human pose. The original sculpture was part of a sculptural series, each of which depicts Moss in an extreme yoga pose.
Here, Quinn captures the idealised unreality of Moss’s beauty, reflecting on the distorting effects of global mass media and the modelling industry. Turning moss into a marble abstraction, Sphinx is a powerful work of contemporary sculpture from one of the leading voices in British art today.
A member of the YBA’s, who shot to fame in the 1990s, Quinn is known for his contentious artworks, from casting his head from pints of his own blood, to hand prints made from toasted bread. With its dazzling silver overglaze, Sphinx Silver Leaf lets you brings the beauty of Quinn’s sculptural work into the home.
From a very limited edition of just 15, each one hand signed and numbered by Quinn himself, Sphinx Silver Leaf is a rare must-have for the collector of contemporary fine-art printing.
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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.
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