Friday, August 29, 2008

Kate Moss in Solid Gold

Artist Marc Quinn unveils his latest work at the British Museum, Siren, a 50kg, $3 Million gold statue of Kate Moss. Not unfamiliar to sculpting the model, his 2006 work Sphinx showed the beauty in a provocative yoga pose. The new statue however, can boast that it is the largest gold statue to be made in the world since the time of Ancient Egypt. And why Miss Moss for the record setting feat? "I thought the next thing to do would be to make a sculpture of the person who's the ideal beauty of the moment," Quinn says of his supermodel subject. Moss' statue joins works by Damien Hirst and Anthony Gormley as part of the British Museum's Statuephilia exhibition, which runs from October 4 to January 25.

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