'Self', Marc Quinn's visceral sculpture made of nine pints of his frozen blood, fast became one of the most recognisable works from Charles Saatchi’s collection of works by the "Young British Artists" in the 1990s.
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The fourth plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square was designed by Sir Charles Barry, who also the architect of the Palace of Westminster, situated at the opposite end of Whitehall from the square.
Ever since Marc Quinn used nine pints of his own blood to create a cast of his head for Charles Saatchi's gallery more than a decade ago, his artwork has captured changing states of the human body.