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    Default Golden Statue of Kate Moss worth £1.5 million Unveiled!



    Kate Moss gold statue unveiled at British Museum
    A lifesize gold statue of Kate Moss as a "modern-day Aphrodite" with her legs tucked behind her head has been unveiled at the British Museum.



    Marc Quinn's solid gold statue of Kate Moss 'Siren' is displayed at the British Museum Statuefilia Exhibition in the Nereid Gallery



    British artist Marc Quinn with his solid gold sculpture of British supermodel Kate Moss at the British Museum in London
    British artist Marc Quinn said the sculpture is really about whether we make images or they make us. It's about trying to live up to impossible dreams and immortality .


    Siren is one of several contemporary sculptures in the exhibition Statuephilia

    Siren is made entirely of 18 carat gold and will be displayed in the museum's Nereid Gallery among statues of Greek goddesses including Aphrodite.

    It is the largest gold statue made by man since ancient Egyptian times, weighing 50kg, around the same as its subject.

    Artist Marc Quinn, whose previous works include the sculpture of a pregnant woman with no arms or legs that now sits on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, said Siren cost £1.5m to make, £1m of which was the price of the gold.

    He expects it to fetch up to £10m when it is sold following its time with the British Museum in January.

    Speaking at the unveiling, Mr Quinn said he saw Miss Moss, who posed for him for a day though not in the position of the statue, as a "modern day Aphrodite".

    "For Kate, she thinks it lifts into her into a mythical level," he said.

    "I think she very much loved it because she understands the difference between her image and her self.

    "The sculpture is really about whether we make images or they make us. It's about trying to live up to impossible dreams and immortality."

    With the price of the statue's material soaring in the current financial crisis, Mr Quinn said his Siren's unveiling was timely.

    "Why should gold be worth lots and steel not?" he said.

    "It's because we have agreed it represents something special in our society.

    "If there was a war or anarchy this will be melted down and turned into bullion, so it's a canary in a cage down a mineshaft."

    Siren is one of several contemporary sculptures in the exhibition Statuephilia. Damien Hirst will commandeer the historic wall cases of the Enlightenment Gallery and fill them with 200 specially created skulls. The resulting work, Cornucopia, will address Hirst's fascination with death.

    Antony Gormley's Case for an Angel I - a precursor to his celebrated public sculpture, Angel of the North - will fill the entire Front Hall of the museum.

    Raised high on a plinth, and boasting a nine metre wingspan, the aim is to hark back to the Egyptian, Assyrian and Classical statues that already fill the museum.

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    Unveiled: Siren, the statue of Kate Moss which is expected to sell for £10m

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    Sculptor Mark Quinn, also responsible for Alison Lapper Pregnant,
    at the unveiling of his 50kg, solid gold creation of Kate Moss

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    Sculptor Mark Quinn with an early version of his final solid gold statue of Moss

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    awesome thread
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