I know this is old news, but I have been away from the desk for a bit. The British sculptor Marc Quinn has continued to use the muse of all British artists at the moment; Kate Moss. Miss Moss is now a life-sized solid gold sculpture titled Siren.
Marc Quinn has previously placed Kate Moss in an interesting bronze yoga pose. The teaser photo of the solid gold sculpture that every media outlet seems to have gives little away, so it could be a giant head for all I know.
In a BBC report Mark Quinn said “I thought the next thing to do would be to make a sculpture of the person who’s the ideal beauty of the moment. But even Kate Moss doesn’t live up to the image”
Marc Quinn is the artist that used his own blood to cast a frozen portrait of himself, which is quite eerie. His marble sculpture of a disabled pregnant woman (Alison Lapper)was also a little different.
Coxsoft news and Balhatain also mentioned the Kate Moss sculpture on their blogs.
The gold Kate Moss sculpture will be shown in an exhibition at the British Museum called “Statuephilia: Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum” from the 4th of October through to the 25th of January (3 days before my birthday!). Sculptors showing will include Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Ron Mueck, Marc Quinn and Noble and Webster.