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.


Carrara marble
184 x 64 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£62,750 ( Total: £93,750)
Acquired in:
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.


White Cube.

Venue details

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery Surrey Street, (Above the Central Library), SHEFFIELD South Yorkshire S1 1XZ 0114 278 2600

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