Kiss by Marc Quinn

The artist establishes a close relationship with his sitters, in this case Matt Fraser and Catherine Long which lends the work a penetrating perceptiveness.


Details

Medium:
Carrara marble
Dimensions:
184 x 64 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£62,750 ( Total: £93,750)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
White Cube

Quinn was inspired by classical sculptures in the British Museum, contemplating the differences between the reactions people have to a sculpture without limbs and seeing a person missing an arm or a leg. Quinn's use of this almost luminous superwhite marble highlights his subversion of the heroic and the beautiful even further.

Provenance

White Cube.

Venue details

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery Surrey Street, SHEFFIELD South Yorkshire S1 1XZ 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

Entry details

Free entry to all

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