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Marc Quinn’s golden sculpture of Kate Moss has finally been made public at the British Museum as part of its Statuefilia exhibition. As expected, Quinn’s statue of Moss is in a similar pose as his bronze sculpture of the British model titled Sphinx. Apparently the golden version of Kate Moss was to be titled Siren, but has been renamed Aphrodite. According to the museum the piece is the largest gold sculpture to be made since the days of ancient Egypt. Quinn created the sculpture with over two millions dollars worth of gold. It has been suggested that the piece will earn six times that once sold.
As I’ve mentioned before… I’m not exactly impressed with art that meshes with celebrity. Marc Quinn
and Daniel Edwards
take top prize for that as far as I’m concerned. Will Damien Hirst
be able to top Quinn's golden Moss? Perhaps Andres Serrano
will sculpt Kate Moss or another celebrity in his own little way? That might actually be interesting. Needless to say, I don't think Quinn's sculpture should be compared to the works of ancient Egypt in any manner. I'm also more than a little concerned about the legacy this generation will leave behind as far as contemporary art is concerned.