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Sphinx – Silver Leaf by MARC QUINN

Sphinx – Silver Leaf by MARC QUINN


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Edition of 150

Signed on the front by the artist, numbered on reverse

Digital screenprint hand finished in silver leaf overglaze. 12 colour screens, printed on 410 gsm Somerset Tub paper

Sheet size: 70 cm x 55 cm

Published by Manifold Editions

Supplied unframed

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About the Work

Sphinx is an intricately detailed silkscreen print of his 1996 iconic sculpture of supermodel Kate Moss. The work depicts her unearthly beauty, but shows her limbs contorted in an extreme yoga pose. One theory is that this is a reflection on the distortions made by global media.

The print is hand finished in a choice of gold and silver leaf. Twelve colours, including a silk-screen glaze, were used to produce the screenprinted image

'This is not a portrait of a person, it's a portrait of an image twisted by our collective desires' - Marc Quinn

About the Artist

Marc Quinn is one of the leading artists of his generation. His sculptures, paintings and drawings explore the relationship between art and science, the human body and the perception of beauty, among other things. The artist lives and works in London.

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