Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Marc Quinn: 'Self'

This is another portrait by Marc Quinn, expect this time it is of himself. We previously saw Quinn's depiction of his son using the placents. This time, Marc used 9 pints of his frozen blood to create a self portrait. He made three more after his first one. I chose this because I found the portrait of his son repulsive and was curious if he had any similar work. It is one of four sculptures that Quinn promised to cast to depict the aging process. (one every five years) Quinn said that this was inspired by Rembrandt's self portraits. The case it which it sits is set to a temperature of negative 18 degrees.

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