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Study for the sculptural exhibit "Rubber Soul" (or "Frog"); profile of head, on stand, inside head is blue brain with frog in front of it. 1994
Graphite with watercolour and black ink, with photograph or photocopy of frog cut out and affixed to image
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Height: 765 millimetres
Width: 563 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- "Rubber Soul" or "Frog" was a perspex head with a frozen North American tree frog inside, located to coincide with the dormant part of the brain. The frog acts as a metaphor for the association the ancient Egyptians made between the frog and birth. The work was included in the exhibition, "Time Machine", in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery in the British Museum in 1995.
Related drawings included in 'Marc Quinn' at Tate Liverpool 1 February - 28 April 2002: detailed study of mechanism for maintaining low temperature in case below head, 20.9.94 and drawing inscribed 'Evolutionary bungee jumps' dated October 94.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1996-7 Oct-Jan, BM NE staircase, Gifts from BM Soc
2008-9 Sept.-Jan BM, British Sculptors' Drawings, no cat.
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