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

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.


Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Surrey Street, (Above the Central Library), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1XZ
0114 278 2600
Website

Opening times

Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 11am ​– 4pm

Wed,1pm – 6pm

Closed Sun, Mon and Bank Holidays



Exhibitions at Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Back to top