Marc Quinn: Held by Desire

He’s better known as one of the YBAs who ruled the ‘90s art scene, shocking audiences with self-portraits made out of nine pints of his frozen blood, and his unmissable monolithic installations. Earlier this year he unveiled a giant gravity defying sculpture of his infant son in the Singapore Gardens by the Bay. And for…

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Hong Kong’s First Art Gallery Week

The Hong Kong art landscape has changed a lot in the six years that I’ve lived here. In fact, there wasn’t much of an art scene to speak of until the last several years really, and oft repeated was the lament that the city was a cultural desert. When asked, an art-loving Hong Konger most…

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Veni, Vidi, Venice!

Published in Asia Tatler, August 2013 It’s back, that biannual migration of mega-yachts to the world’s loveliest decaying and sinking city. Curators, critics, collectors and artists assembled from around the world for the preview week of the 55th Venice Biennale. Dubbed the Saint Tropez of the art world by some for all the glitz, glam,…

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