"Self" by Marc Quinn (2006)
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Quinn's signature piece is often considered to be "Self", a frozen sculpture of the artist's head made from 4.5 liters of the artist's own frozen blood taken from his body over a period of five months. This work is repeated every five years and will result in a unique record of the artist aging.
The edition is based on a photograph of the frozen sculpture printed with pigmented inks on a gesso coated aluminium panel. Using Factum Arte's specially designed flatbed printer, each panel is overprinted 3 times, in order to achieve the intensity of colour necessary.
"Self" is published by Paragon Press (London, England) in an edition of 59 copies. Each panel is signed and numbered by the artist on the reverse. In addition to the edition, a number of the panels have been over-painted by the artist to produce a group of unique works (Handpainted Self).
For more details see Paragon press web site