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Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn's sculptures, paintings and drawings explore the relationship between art and science, the human body and the perception of beauty, among other things. Quinn, who is based in England, came to prominence in the 1990s as one of a loose group known as the Young British Artists. He is best known for his sculpture Self (1991); a cast of the artist’s head made from eight pints of his own frozen blood, Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), a fifteen-ton marble statue of a pregnant disabled woman exhibited at Trafalgar Square in London, and Siren (2008) a solid gold sculpture of the model Kate Moss that was on display at The British Museum.