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Marc Quinn (1964-), Artist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Born in London, Quinn graduated from Cambridge University in 1985. He came to prominence in 1991 with his self-portrait Self; Quinn's head cast with eight pints of his own frozen blood. In 1999 he began a series of subjects with missing limbs, which in 2005 came to the attention of the wider public when his marble sculpture, Alison Lapper Pregnant was placed on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. His DNA portrait of Sir John Sulston was commissioned for the National Portrait Gallery in 2001.

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6591

Sir John Edward Sulston

by Marc Quinn
sample of sitter's DNA in agar jelly mounted in stainless steel, 2001
NPG 6591

6592(1)

Sir John Edward Sulston

by Marc Quinn
ultrastable pigment transfer print on polyester base laid on aluminium, 2001
NPG 6592(1)

6592(2)

Marc Quinn

by Marc Quinn
ultrastable pigment transfer print on polyester base laid on aluminium, 2001
NPG 6592(2)

6828

Marc Quinn

by Marc Quinn
hand-coloured pigment transfer print on gesso and aluminium panel, 2006
NPG 6828

6863

Marc Quinn ('Self')

by Marc Quinn
blood (artist's), liquid silicone, stainless steel, glass, perspex and refrigeration equipment, 2006
On display in Room 38 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6863

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