Sir John Edward Sulston

1 portrait

Sir John Edward Sulston, by Marc Quinn, 2001 - NPG 6591 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir John Edward Sulston

by Marc Quinn
sample of sitter's DNA in agar jelly mounted in stainless steel, 2001
5 in. x 3 3/8 in. (127 mm x 85 mm)
Commissioned with support from the Wellcome Trust, 2001
Primary Collection
NPG 6591


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  • Marc Quinn (1964-), Artist. Artist of 5 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Much of Marc Quinn's work explores concepts of identity through a focus on the body's form and representation. Although entirely abstract, this portrait is an accurate display of Sulston's essential identity since it is composed of his own DNA.

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