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Marc Quinn

Labrador Sound Thaw

oil on canvas
2009
245 x 168,5 cm / 96 1/2 x 66 3/8 in.
verso signed, dated and titled

In an interview with Germano Celant in 2013, Quinn said of his frozen flowers: "These plants, in order to look like they live forever, they have to give up their life. What was really engaging for me, when you put a plant in frozen silicone it immediately freezes and is no longer a plant - it becomes a sculpture of the plant. It's the purest form of making sculpture, because you get the actual object and then that object, made of atoms, becomes a sculpture of itself. It's happened in a magical moment - and it's the moment of release. It's like you find it in religion - transfiguration, when people get taken to heaven."

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