Thursday, March 11, 2010
One of the highlights of last weekend’s Armory Show was Marc Quinn’s life-sized sculpture of female-to-male transgendered porn actor Buck Angel. Quinn has worked with celebrity subjects before—he gained some tabloid notoriety by depicting a spidery Kate Moss and a very pregnant Britney Spears on all fours—yet here, Buck Angel is presented in a straightforward manner, much as he presents himself. Not surprising, as Angel collaborated in the creation of his representation.
Here’s a frontal shot—minus my foot—for a better sense of the work’s frankness.