Lorenzo Quinn at PINTA

16 Jun 2014

Lorenzo Quinn participated at Pinta London from the 12-15 June with two key works selected for this important Latin American art fair. The iconic La Dolce Vita, which is one of Quinn's most recognized sculptures and features a traditional 1964 Vespa held by a giant hand, was displayed outside in the forecourt of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Lorenzo says that for him this piece represents the 'joie de vivre' of the age of La Dolce Vita as described to him by his father, "…and the sense of total abandonment to the child within." Hand of God, previously exhibited in Park Lane, London, The Hermitage State Museum, St Petersburg, and Miami, Florida, was also exhibited in the main foyer at Pinta. Consuelo Císcar Casabán Director, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), previously commented on this seminal work; Quinn's Hand of God sculpture is a clear example of the relationship between the real and transcendental. It is about our ultimate search for a life of spirituality... His figures, and particularly his hands, are works that explore what is most human.