Lorenzo Quinn

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Lorenzo Quinn
Anthony Quinn 1988.jpg
Quinn with his father, the actor Anthony Quinn at the 40th Annual Emmy Awards, August 28, 1988.
Born (1966-05-07) May 7, 1966 (age 54)
OccupationSculptor (1982–present)
Actor (1988–1999)
Spouse(s)Giovanna Cicutto (1988–present)
3 children

Lorenzo Quinn (born May 7, 1966) is an Italian sculptor and former actor, and the fifth son of actor Anthony Quinn.


Quinn was born in Rome, Italy, a son of the Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn and his wife Iolanda (born Jolanda Addolori). Quinn was raised in the United States and Italy and presently lives in Barcelona in Spain. Quinn began practicing art as a painter in the early 1980s when he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in New York City.[1]

Quinn professionally acted in the late 1980s, portraying the young Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari in the 1988 Italian film Stradivari, directed by Giacomo Battiato. Quinn's father Anthony starred as the adult Stradivari.[2] Quinn subsequently starred as the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in Dalí, alongside English actress Sarah Douglas portraying his wife Gala.[3] Quinn won the best new actor award at the Biarritz Film Festival for his work on Dalí.[4]


Volare at Cadogan Place, London, England

In 2008 Evolution, an exhibition of Quinn’s output, was chosen to inaugurate the new premises of Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair, London, and the gallery published a book on his work.[citation needed]

Equilibrium, an exhibition of Quinn’s sculptures, followed in November 2009, coinciding with the installation of Give and Take III in Berkeley Square for six months. Included in the show were several new sculptures, including What Came First? – male and female forms lying in egg-shaped hemispheres – and Home Sweet Home – a marble woman cocooned in barbed wire.[citation needed]

Quinn's Forces of Nature series of sculptures appear in different locations around the world including England, the United States, Singapore and Monaco. [5]


Gravity in Fraga, Spain.
Memorial of Facundo Bacardí i Masso, 2009 Sitges, Spain
La dolce vita 2011 at Park Lane / Curzon Gate, London, UK
Dar y Tomar (Give and Take) 2013 on the Passeig Maritim, Castelldefels, Spain

"Support" 2019 at the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, Venice.[6]The installation is "a gigantic sculpture of a child’s hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city."[7]

"Building Bridges" is a part of the Venice Biennale. The installation consists of "[s]ix pairs of arching hands creating a bridge over a Venetian waterway, symbolic of the need to build bridges and overcome divisions."[8]

Among other commissions, for the people of Birmingham, Quinn created the sculpture Tree of Life[9] representing those that had perished in the Birmingham air raids in World War II.

He has also worked on commissions for the Sports Academy ASPIRE in the Gulf states[10] and many in Spain where he currently lives with his wife and children.

Quinn also created the sculpture Encounters, commissioned by Fundatur and donated to the city of Mallorca in 2003. It is now situated opposite the Museum of Modern art in Palma de Mallorca.[11]

Quinn created a "living sculpture" in the city of Sant Climent de Llobregat in Barcelona.[citation needed]

He also has a permanent exhibition at the Rafart Gallery[12] in Almenar, Spain.

Quinn designed the 'Ride The World' trophy for the MOTO GP championships.[13]


Quinn supports many charities. Proceeds from the sale of his sculpture Friendship Fish went to environmental causes. He was a Young Artists Patron for Unesco. He donated the sculpture Hope to the Blind Museum (Museo Tiflológico) in Madrid, Spain. He also designed the "Children In Need" award which was awarded to Heather Mills[14] and Phil Collins in 2005.

Galeria Gastronomica[edit]

Quinn also co-owns an Italian Restaurant Galeria Gastronomica[15] situated in Barcelona, which is also the setting for many of his sculptures. Most of the restaurant's hardware items such as the cutlery were designed by him.[16]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Alexander Onassis TV movie.
1989 Stradivari Antonio Stradivari (young)
1991 Dalí Salvador Dalí
1994 Alles Glück dieser Erde Renato Tucci TV series.
1998 Bomba de relojería Luca Squarcina
1999 Tierra de cañones Eduard de Sicart
Oriundi Young Giuseppe Padovani
Camino de Santiago Sebastián TV mini-series.


  1. ^ Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts: Lorenzo Quinn - Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts, accessdate: November 24, 2017
  2. ^ Cesare Biarese; Francesca Solinas (1988). EuropaCinema 88: V mostra del cinema europeo. EDIZIONI DEDALO. p. 161. ISBN 978-88-220-4528-7.
  3. ^ Àngel Comas (2003). Diccionari de llargmetratges: el cinema a Catalunnya després del franquisme, 1975-2003. Cossetània Edicions. p. 75. ISBN 978-84-96035-96-6.
  4. ^ Cambio 16. Información y Revistas, S.A. July 1991.
  5. ^ "Gravity-Defying Sculpture of Mother Nature Rotating Earth". My Modern Met. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  6. ^ "Lorenzo Quinn explains his climate-inspired sculpture 'Support'". Physics World. 2019-12-13. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  7. ^ "Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn builds bridges over Venice". AP NEWS. 2019-05-04. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  8. ^ "Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn builds bridges over Venice". AP NEWS. 2019-05-04. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  9. ^ "Birmingham's Blitz victims remembered". BBC. 2005-10-07. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  10. ^ http://www.aspire.qa/topics/index.asp?level=1&temp_type=44 Archived October 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Lorenzo Quinn - Artists". Washington Green. Archived from the original on 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  12. ^ "Lorenquinn Gallery". Lorenzoquinnlleida.es. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  13. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (2010-05-05). "New MotoGP World Championship Trophy". motoring.co.za. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  14. ^ Heather Mills - Heather's Awards[dead link]
  15. ^ "Galeria Gastronomica". Galeria Gastronomica. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  16. ^ "Cutlery - By CUNILL - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag - Price - Review". Nextag.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-05.

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