Neither of these stories are new, but I thought I would mention that Marc Quinn’s solid gold Kate Moss sculpture has been unveiled and the National Portrait Gallery in the UK is hoping to buy his 2006 version of “Self.”
We were given a sneak peek of the solid gold Kate Moss sculpture a few weeks ago, but the contorted Moss has now been fully unveiled and is on display at the British Museum‘s Statuephilia exhibition. Sculptors exhibiting in the show include Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Ron Mueck, and Marc Quinn.
There’s more on the Kate Moss sculpture over at the Telegraph, which is also where I stole/borrowed the image above.
Every five years the sculptor Marc Quinn creates a new version of his “Self” sculpture, made with his own blood. He collects his own blood over a number of months and makes a self portrait cast.
The National Portrait Gallery is hoping to purchase Marc Quinn’s 2006 version of “Self” but still needs to raise another £200,000 for the £350,000 price tag.
Brian from MyArtSpace talks more about it on his blog here.
The 1991 and 2001 versions of Marc Quinn’s blood sculpture can be bought as posters on the sculptor’s website here.