Lorenzo Quinn on creating the year’s most talked-about artwork, and jamming with Adam Sandler

25 Oct 2017

As the celebrated sculptor brings his latest work to London, he tells Anny Shaw, The Telegraph, why we need to show love.

When Lorenzo Quinn was at university in New York, he was in a band with the actor Adam Sandler. “I sang, and Adam was on guitar,” Quinn recalls. Fast forward some 30 years and both have had a change of direction. Sandler has made more than 40 movies, while Quinn (who briefly followed in the footsteps of his Oscar-winning father Anthony Quinn as an actor) is now a celebrated sculptor, and creator of 2017's year's most-photographed piece of art. Earlier this year, he became the first artist to install a work of art – a giant pair of white resin hands – directly into the waters of the Grand Canal in Venice. The 30ft Support emerges from the Grand Canal and appears to prop up the walls of the historic Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. Installed to coincide with the Venice Biennale, it has been such a hit that it will now remain in situ until spring next year.

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