London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London gallery unveils gold Kate Moss statue
Published: Thursday 2nd of October 2008
A solid gold statue of Kate Moss is set to become a new London attraction after being unveiled at the British Museum today, according to reports.
The £1.5 million statue, called Siren, will form part of a collection of contemporary sculptures in the Statuephilia exhibition.
Each sculpture will be placed in a different gallery in the museum, with the 50 kg replica of the model sitting among Greek beauties in the Nereid Gallery.
Marc Quinn, sculptor of the piece, 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."
The piece is said to be the world's largest statue made entirely from gold since ancient Egyptian times.
Ms Moss has not always been so well received in the art world, with a self-portrait inscribed with former lover Pete Doherty's blood failing to make its reserve at an auction in London last week.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 Pollock’s Toy Museum provides kids with fun things to do in London
Tuesday 19th of March 2013 London attractions: Enjoy a family day out in Apsley House
Monday 18th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Visit Kensington Palace for a fun, family day out
Sunday 17th of March 2013 London Attractions: Come and see a play at the National Theatre
Saturday 16th of March 2013 London attractions: Visit the Banqueting House for a fun, family day out
Friday 15th of March 2013 Did Shakespeare really write his own plays?
Thursday 14th of March 2013 London attractions: Dance to the tune of the British Music Experience
Wednesday 13th of March 2013 Eltham Palace adds a touch of royalty to London attractions
Wednesday 13th of March 2013 London attractions: Relive medical history in the Old Operating Theatre Museum
Tuesday 12th of March 2013 London attractions: Visit HMS Belfast for a 75th birthday do
Tuesday 12th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Visit the Lord's Cricket Grounds for some sporty fun