Untitled

Untitled

1998
Artist
Marc Quinn, British, 1964
Born: London, England
Work Locations: London, England
Country
United Kingdom
painting
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2001.844
Marc Quinn (British). Untitled. 1998. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2001.844.
Dimensions
height: 29 7/8 in, 75.8825 cm; width: 22 1/4 in, 56.5150 cm; frame height: 31 1/2 in, 80.0100 cm; frame width: 24 7/8 in, 63.1825 cm; frame depth: 1 1/4 in, 3.1750 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Marc Quinn is interested in the concept of normality as it relates to the human body. He says, “The world is so weird that you don’t have to make things up, you just find things.” ("The Guardian", Saturday, May 1, 2010.) Though Quinn is known for his three dimensional work, his drawings delicately reveal another aspect of his classical training. The unassuming sketch of a boxed-in vase of flowers (“Untitled,” 1998) inspired a series of sculptures made from live flowers, which were then preserved in liquid silicone. “Yellow Cut Nervous Breakdown.” (DAM Companion Guide to “Focus: The Figure.”)

Marc Quinn attended Cambridge University where he studied History and History of Art. He currently lives and works in London.