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Marc Quinn, b.1964

Template for my Future Plastic Surgery1992

‘Template for my Future Plastic Surgery’ was commissioned by the Paragon Press, London for the London Print Portfolio. The print was generated from a photograph of the artist with photographs of casts of parts of other people’s bodies collaged on top. This humorous and dark work is not merely an articulation of the artist’s desire to alter his appearance. Quinn has selected the nose of an impresario, the ear of a violinist and the tongue of a noted chef. The hand of his girlfriend at the time rests over his heart and his brain is replaced with a piece of coral which alludes to man’s relationship to nature.

MediumFour-colour screenprint with varnish
Dimensions Unframed, 86 x 68 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1995
Item NumberL.720.007 LW
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Marc Quinn, Template for my Future Plastic Surgery, 1992, Four-colour screenprint with varnish, Unframed, 86 x 68 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1995

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Marc Quinn b.1964

English artist Marc Quinn (born 1964) graduated from Cambridge University in 1985 and gained recognition in the 1980s and 1990s as one of the leading members of the YBA generation. In his sculptures, paintings and drawings, Quinn draws on ideas and themes relating to the human body. He has exhibited extensively in Britain and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Tate Gallery, London; the Kunstverein Hanover, Germany; the Funadazione Prada, Milan. His work was shown at IMMA in 2004.
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