Visit to the studio of Marc Quinn, contemporary visual artist in Islington. With curator Flora Fairbarn

1024 696 Art Unwrapped

11 am-12.30 pm

Marc Quinn is a contemporary visual artist. He is a member of the loose group known as the Young British Artists. He is better known for Alison Lapper Pregnant, a sculpture of Alison Lapper which has been installed on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square; as well as Self – a sculpture of his head made with his own frozen blood. Garden (2000) is also a well-known piece. In the early 1990s, Quinn rose to prominence as one of the original Young British Artists, or YBAs, who shook up London’s contemporary-art scene with their provocative conceptual works and hedonistic antics. The thread uniting the divergent group was, in Quinn’s view, “the idea of bringing real life into art” as well as a refusal to wait for institutional approval to show their work.

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