The Nurseries of El Dorado (solaniumlycopersicum...vuium)

Marc Quinn

In 2007, Quinn presented a new series of works at White Cube in London: delicate flower sculptures based on hybridised and collaged parts of natural phenomena. Adapted from exotic orchids, fruit, vegetables and flowers, the artist had collaged these real elements together, cast them in bronze and then finished them with a heat treated chrome-plated bronze finish, a luminescent, reflective and highly decorative surface. These works continue to explore Quinn’s interest in our increasingly distant relationship to all things natural, as well as our desire for ever more complex and altered fruit and flora during any time of the year, no matter what the season.

Artist
Marc Quinn (b. 1964)
Title
The Nurseries of El Dorado (solaniumlycopersicumonfragariaphaleonopsissynopsisanthuriumrossiogloriousgrandcanalchromerootussatvuium)
Medium
Cast bronze with heat-treated chrome patina
Date
2007
Size
37 x 34 ¼ x 26 in : 94.0 x 87.0 x 66.0 cm
Provenance
White Cube, London
Private Collection, UK
Exhibited
White Cube, London, Marc Quinn, Evolution, 25 January—23 February 2008
Reference
AC22-05
Status
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