Kate Moss Immortalized in Gold in Sculpture by Marc Quinn

Posted on August 28, 2008

Kate Moss has now been immortalized in gold. Marc Quinn, the artist says this is the largest statue made of gold since the time of Ancient Egypt. The statue will be displayed in the British Museum with the Greek goddesses.

CNN reports that the Moss statue is named Siren.

Called "Siren," the statue will be part of a group of major sculptures by leading British artists to go on display at the museum in October, the museum announced. The museum says the artist, Marc Quinn, claims it's the largest gold statue since ancient Egypt.


The Kate Moss statue, weighing 50kg, will be displayed in a gallery of the museum that houses ancient Greek sculpture. The museum calls it a "fitting setting" for the statue of Moss, "interacting with the great Greek beauties that surround it."

Quinn described the statue: "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."

Quinn also says, "By casting Sphinx in gold, Siren creates an image of all the impossible dreams that lure people to wreck their lives on the rocky shore of reality - the ultimate hallucination which drives humans to madness."

The exhibition, entitled Statuephilia, will also feature 200 plastic skulls by Damien Hirst, and runs from October 4 through January 25, 2009.

You can view images of the statue on marcquinn.com.

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