Ryan McGinley

Marmoset (LSD), 2012


64.8 x 44 cm
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered by the artist





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About the artwork 

Studio Voltaire has commissioned the celebrated American photographer Ryan McGinley to produce a new limited edition work.

The image is taken from McGinley’s acclaimed Animals series, a body of work that consists of colour studio portraits of live animals and nude models. The artist visited various animal sanctuaries, zoos and rescue centres across the United States, erecting a mobile studio to record the interaction between the animal and the model.

Special thanks to Ryan McGinley, Alison Jacques Gallery, London and Team Gallery, New York.

About the artist

Ryan McGinley lives and works in New York. New Jersey native, Ryan McGinley, began documenting his friends and Lower East Side subculture in New York City when he was a teenager. The fine art community took notice of his work when he printed a fifty-page, inkjet book entitled The Kids Are Alright in 1999. His large-format colour photographs soon graced the walls of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was the youngest person ever, at the age of 25, to be given a solo exhibition. Recent solo exhibitions include Mirror, Mirror, Team Gallery, NYC, (2018); The Spirit of Pride, Soft Opening, London (2018); My NY, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2018); Paradiso, Ratio 3, SF, CA (2018); Early, Team Gallery, NYC (2017); The Kids Were Alright, Denver (2017); Yearbook, La Termica, Spain (2017); Body Loud, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan (2016). McGinley’s photographs are included in the collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., and many others. 

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.