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The Rush of Nature: Sculpture Commissioned for Chelsea

Etymology of Desire Marc Quinn


Prestigious British artist and sculptor Marc Quinn has worked with the Chelsea Flower Show on a scultpure, entitled "the Rush of Nature", to accompany the flower show's 100th birthday this year. 

This is the first time that such an artwork has been made to accompany the RHS' biggest annual event. 

Quinn, who has frequently used flowers for inspiration and source material in the past (including the image above, taken from, said: “The Chelsea Flower Show has provided flowers and inspiration for my work for many years. To create a garden there is something of a dream come true for me. Especially as it will help such an important cause: our relationship to plants and nature is one of the most important things in all of our lives.”


Meanwhile, Oliver Barker, Senior International Specialist, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department, said: “Marc Quinn has created some of the most celebrated works in recent British art, and many of them refer to the forms of flowers and the natural world, so it could not be more appropriate that the work now being sold to benefit the RHS should be by him."


But what will the sculpture look like? That won't be revealed until the show begins!

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