Art Brokerage: Lorenzo Quinn Italian Artist: b. 1966. Lorenzo Quinn (born May 7, 1966) is an Italian sculptor and former actor, and the fifth son of actor Anthony Quinn. Quinn's sculpture begins in writing, either his own poetry or other literature. The image is then drafted on paper, then a smaller model is created. By the age of 21 he gained the respect of the New York art community when he was commissioned to make an art work for the United Nations of which a stamp was later made. Quinn was later selected to head the Absolut Vodka ad campaign for which only top international artists are chosen. Shortly after, in 1994, Quinn was commissioned by the Vatican to create a sculpture of Saint Anthony. The sculpture was blessed by Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter's square, and later placed in the Basilica del Santo in Padua, Italy, commemorating the eighth centennial of the saint's death. On March 5, 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced a competition, in which the jury would select a design for a memorial that would pay respect to all those died in the World Trade Center attack. Quinn and a team entered with the design 'Angels of the World'. Quinn's ongoing project, 'The Globe of Life' which represents the hundred most important moments in history, features five monumental bronze sculptures linking each continent. It is a monumental bronze sculpture, in the form of a Globe 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter and weighing 60 tonnes (132,000 lb); two very large hands outstretched towards the heavens above of three and one half meters have been placed on its top. One hundred bronze plaques cover its entire surface. Each one represents in relief an important moment in history, whether biological, cultural or technological, such as the Big Bang, the augmentation of the brain mass, the control of fire, the discovery of the wheel, the printing press, religion, and the microchip. Quinn has exhibited his works in galleries and museums around the globe. For the 2013 Art Basel Miami Event Week, Lorenzo Quinn will have presence at Context Art Miami, as well as a solo exhibition titled Poems at / Galleria Ca' d'Oro in the heart of the Miami Design District in collaboration with Halcyon Gallery. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.