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Marc Quinn

(1964-), Artist

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
London-born Quinn graduated from Cambridge University in 1985 before returning to establish his career. Although known as a sculptor, he has also produced prints and photographs. His use of non-traditional materials, from blood to silicone to human excrement, speaks of his interest in the beauty and messy reality of the body. Quinn came to prominence in 1991 with his self-portrait Self; his 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 public attention when his sculpture, Alison Lapper Pregnant, was placed on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. His DNA portrait of Sir John Sulston was commissioned for the Gallery in 2001.

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Marc Quinn, by Marc Quinn - NPG 6592(2)

Marc Quinn

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

Marc Quinn, by Marc Quinn - NPG 6828

Marc Quinn

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

Marc Quinn ('Self'), by Marc Quinn - NPG 6863

Marc Quinn ('Self')

by Marc Quinn
blood (artist's), liquid silicone, stainless steel, glass, perspex and refrigeration equipment, 2006
On display in Room 32 on Floor 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6863

Marc Quinn, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87402

Marc Quinn

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 1997
NPG x87402

Marc Quinn, by Eamonn McCabe - NPG x131781

Marc Quinn

by Eamonn McCabe
chromogenic print, 2002
NPG x131781



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