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Anthony Quinn Exhibition at London City Airport

04/12/2013
An exhibition of paintings by Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn has gone on display at London City Airport.

Mexican-born Quinn grew up in Los Angeles and is best known for his roles in films including Lawrence of Arabia and Zorba The Greek.  He won the Academy award for Best Supporting Actor in 1952, playing opposite Marlon Brando in Viva Zapata!, and again in 1956 for his eight minute appearance in Lust For Life.  He also performed on Broadway.

However, behind the cameras Quinn found a passion for art from an early age.  He won numerous competitions as a teenager and, aside from a brief spell studying under Frank Lloyd Wright, was largely self-taught.  His influences included his Mexican ancestry and the time he spent in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, whether as a resident or for filming.

During the 1980s Quinn’s work was shown in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Mexico City and can now be found in both public and private collections around the world.  Quinn died in 2001, aged 86.

The collection of 14 pieces on show at London City Airport has never before been on sale in London.  They include ‘Zorba – A Self Portrait’. Prices start from £1,550.

Curator of the exhibition Iain Brunt and owner of www.gonemodern.com explained the unusual choice of venue:  “Anthony Quinn was unique, and that is what we’re trying to capture with this exhibition.  Art can be enjoyed anywhere and can sometimes have more impact when it takes you by surprise.  The pieces are on display both landside and airside so anybody can see them, not just those travelling through for a flight.  
Quinn was a talented artist, in all of the genres he undertook.  His work will be celebrated for many years to come.”

Neil McLeod, Non-Aviation Revenue Director at London City Airport said:  “Passengers at London City Airport are mainly business travellers and high earners.  Our retail mix is carefully tailored to suit the requirements of our passengers and the addition of artwork by a Hollywood icon will undoubtedly capture their imagination.” 
The exhibition will be on show until March 2014.
 
For further information visit www.gonemodern.com/anthony-quinn.cfm

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