Saturday, October 6, 2007
Yesterday the DHC/ART FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART in Montreal opened a new retrospective of controversial British sculptor Marc Quinn. It's the first solo exhibition by the artist in Canada and the largest retrospective of his work in North America. The exhibition will not contain his best known work, the sculpture of artist Alison Lapper (who was born without arms, featured naked and pregnant) which still sits on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, despite widespread opposition. It will, though, include his 1991 "Self", made with four and half litres of his own blood and several bronze sculptures of supermodel Kate Moss.
The show runs until January 6th, 2008.