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Lot 287

Marc Quinn, British b.1964 -   The Virtue of Desire, 2013;   Patinated...

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Lot 287

Marc Quinn,
British b.1964 -
The Virtue of Desire, 2013;

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 287


Marc Quinn,

British b.1964 -


The Virtue of Desire, 2013;


Patinated bronze, from an edition 8 plus 4 AP, signed, dated and numbered Marc Quinn 2013 ed 2/8, 46.5(H) x 54.5(W) x 34(D) cm including base (ARR)


Note: Marc Quinn is one of the most important and celebrated artists of his generation, shooting to fame in the 1990s following the RAs Sensation exhibition alongside his fellow YBAs, Damien Hirst and Gary Hume.


Since 1988, Quinn has made works focusing on the form of the Orchid, seeing the flowers as perfectly evolved little sculptures in themselves, they're full of colour, interesting shapes and beauty. Reminiscent of the iconic paintings of Georgia OKeeffe, Quinns sculptures encapsulate, in the hybrid form of the orchid, the link between nature, artificiality and temporality. The artists most celebrated use of the orchid was in his large scale installation Garden at the Fondazione Prada in Milan in 2000.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over £1,000 as follows:
0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
£350,000.01 to £500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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