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Artwork Details:

  • TypeSculpture
  • Year2005
  • MediumMarble
  • Dimensions49h x 22.5w x 24d cm
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"In Mirrors for the Blind I made portrait heads of Anna Cannings and Bill Waltier, who have both been blind?from birth. When they touched their portraits it was the first time they had ‘seen’ themselves in the way they ‘see’ others, with touch. To me these portraits are linked to the DNA portraits, by way of which we are the first generation of people who are able to ‘read’ the instructions to make ourselves. If the original marble sculptures were, in a way, taking the fragmented statuary literally, by finding models whose real bodies were like that, these were taking the blind eyes of Roman portrait busts literally and making them mean what they seem to say." - Marc Quinn, Recent Sculptures Catalogue, Groninger Museum, 2006

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