Marc Quinn does Buck Angel
Marc Quinn’s new show is opening in London this weekend. I had previously written about Quinn’s life-sized bronze sculpture of everyone’s favorite male transexual porn star with pecs and a vagina, Buck Angel. But Quinn is also taking on Alannah Starr, who has gone in the opposite direction as Buck. Buck’s vagina is on display as is Starr’s penis. For the world to see, glimmering in bronze.
Quinn’s show also features sculptures of Pamela Anderson, Michael Jackson, and “the pregnant man.” Anyone assuming the show is poking fun at freaks and the lengths some go to while changing their bodies is totally wrong. The show celebrates creating your own world, life, and body. It is an ode to transformation. And they’re towering, wonderful tributes to beauty, non-traditional of course.