We visited Venice’s Art Biennale recently – an absolute must-see in every art calendar!! This bi-annual contemporary art fair features 88 National Participating countries and has been leading the way for over a hundred years.
A major treat was the astonishing solo show by Marc Quinn at the Cini foundation. It was his largest and most important show to date.
Key to our industry is how Art Licensing is often still reviewed with disdain from some factions of the art-world – a scenario which Marc Quinn extensively challenges. Marc Quinn has indeed morphed his own work into a whole range of products; jewellery, stationery, rugs, and accessories with prices as high as £8000 for a gold ring to £4.00 for a temporary tattoo.
It was hugely exciting & fascinating to see how Marc Quinn, one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, has taken control of his own imagery to create a range of effectively self-licensed products to extend his oeuvre!
Photograph of Venice courtesy of Jehane Boden Spiers, Yellow House Art Licensing, Mirage sculpture, right, by Marc Quinn.