In 2004 Marc Quinn exhibited a suite of sculptures, portraits of amputees and disabled people.

Marc Quinn stated:

“I’ve made sculptures of disabled people before,” Marc Quinn told us, “It seems to me that they’re some of the most unrepresented people in the history of art.”


Personally when I look at these sculptures they remind me of statues like the Venus de Milo and find the same beauty in Quinns sculptures.


In 2005 Quinn  unveiled a sculpture of Alison Lapper on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar square. Alison Lapper was born without arms and shortened legs and at the time was seen as very controversial. Quinn says that he got his inspiration for the piece from there being ‘no positive representation of disability in the history of public art’

“The sculpture makes the ultimate statement about disability – that it can be as beautiful and valid a form of being as any other.”