‘Billy’ is a self-portrait and one of a series of large photoworks which deal with the AIDS virus. Undertaken as a homage to friends and colleagues stricken by the disease in New York in the 1990s, Quinn photographed volunteers with an attribute against a gold leaf background reminiscent of the saints in medieval icons.
|Laser prints, gold and silver, acrylic on wood
|Unframed, 244 x 152 cm
|IMMA Collection: Purchase, 1996
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