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Marcus Harvey


Marcus Harvey Biography - ArtLyst

Marcus Harvey was born in 1963 in Leeds. He was educated at the Leeds College of Art and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1986.

He is considered one of the leading Young British Artists (YBAs) along with Damien Hirst. Harvey is best known for his headline grabbing painting of Myra Hindley created from the handprints of children. It was first shown in the Sensation exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art in 1997, establishing a career which has gone from strength to strength.

'Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away' Serpentine Gallery, London (1994)
'Sensation', Royal Academy, London (1997)
'In the darkest hour there may be light: Works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection', Serpentine Gallery, London.

Harvey’s solo exhibitions include White Cube, London (1994 and 2009), Tanya Bonakdar, New York (1995), Mary Boone, Gallery, New York (2002), Galleria Marabini, Bologna (2005 and 2007) and Mimmo Scognamiglio, Naples (2005)

Marcus Harvey

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