"Alison Lapper Pregnant"
by sabine7 / September 21, 2005


Alison Lapper Pregnant, a twelve-foot high marble statue by Marc Quinn, was unveiled last week upon the fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. The statue of a disabled artist who posed for the piece while eight months pregnant is causing a stir among critics and the public. Quinn carved the statue from a single piece of Carrera marble to provide the public with a new type of hero: an unwed mother with no arms who paints with her mouth. The statue is to occupy the plinth for the next eighteen months. (Quinn is also known for casting his own head out of blood and freezing it into a bust.)

Artist: Marc Quinn
+ bbc.co.uk

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