A Gold Statute by Marc Quinn of Kate Moss
Who is Marc Quinn?
Marc Quinn is a British contemporary artist known for his provocative and diverse body of work. He was born on January 8, 1964, in London, England.
Marc Quinn gained international recognition in the early 1990s with his artwork titled “Self,” a self-portrait sculpture made from his frozen blood. This artwork, created in 1991, was part of a series of self-portraits he made over time, reflecting themes of identity, mortality, and the human condition.
Throughout his career, Marc Quinn has worked with various media, including sculpture, painting, photography, and installations. His art often explores the relationships between art, science, nature, and humanity. Some of his other notable works include “Alison Lapper Pregnant,” a sculpture of the artist Alison Lapper who was born without arms and short legs, and “Siren,” a sculpture of the model Kate Moss in a contorted yoga pose.
Quinn’s work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums around the world, and he has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to contemporary art.
As with any artist, it’s possible that there have been further developments in Marc Quinn’s career and body of work beyond my last update. For the most current information, I recommend checking reliable art sources or Marc Quinn’s official website.
Who is Kate Moss?
Kate Moss is a British supermodel and fashion icon who gained international fame and prominence during the 1990s. She was born on January 16, 1974, in Croydon, London, England.
Kate Moss’s modeling career took off when she was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City. Her waif-like figure, unique look, and natural charisma set her apart from traditional models of that era, and she quickly became one of the leading figures in the fashion industry.
During the 1990s, Kate Moss became the face of “heroin chic” fashion, characterized by a slim, androgynous aesthetic that challenged traditional beauty standards. She graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines and walked the runways for major fashion designers and brands.
Over the years, Kate Moss has collaborated with several luxury fashion houses and designers, including Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel, and many others. Her influence on the fashion world has been immense, and she has been instrumental in defining and shaping trends in the industry.
In addition to her modeling career, Kate Moss has ventured into various creative pursuits, including collaborations with artists and designers, as well as occasional ventures into acting.
As one of the most iconic and enduring models in the fashion industry, Kate Moss’s influence on popular culture and fashion continues to be felt, making her an internationally recognized figure.
What is the story behind Marc Quinn’s gold statue of Kate Moss?
Kate Moss is easily one of the most recognizable faces in the world of fashion notoriously known for her ultra thin body frame and heroin chic modeling looks. Not only is she a major fashion model and muse to many a designer, but artists such as sculptor, Marc Quinn, has taken idolizing Kate Moss a step further.
One of his recent works entitled Microcosms (Siren) depicts the supermodel in 18 carat gold obscurely position in a yoga pose. This golden effigy screams all kinds of old-world deity worship and wreaks of cheap class at a not-so-cheap price tag.
Sotheby’s recently sold the piece for a reported $900,000! Has Sotheby’s completely lost its mind to even hold such a tasteless work of art in its little vaults? Not to mention, the buyer whom I would seriously like to shake hands with because let’s be serious, a sculpture of “Kate Moss” contorted in a yoga pose bordering on the risque side showing off her goodies being bought for almost a million dollars is a little nuts.
Actually, it’s absolutely cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!
Maybe it’s just me, but this little golden idol has completely left me at a loss for words (other than the ones in this post). I’m a little concerned with where the world of art is leading from Damian Hirst’s For the Love of God, a human skull encrusted with over 8,000 diamonds with a hefty price tag of roughly $80 million dollars, to a work of art in the likes of Quinn’s supermodel encased in gold.
I mean, I’ve always thought that there is no other word to describe Kate Moss than statuesque (her and Julie Newmar, major chops to those who get that little reference), but this is just tacky, gaudy, and shameful. Just saying…