Marc Quinn has made a sculpture of Kate Moss in a yoga position. Quinn says of Moss, “She is a contemporary version of the Sphinx. A mystery.” Others might suggest that we know quite enough about the sordid little minx. Quinn usually sculpts with marble, but his Kate was cast in bronze and then painted white, creating a flat, blank surface. Quinn is also famous for putting a sculpture of Alison Lapper, a woman lacking arms and fully developed legs – on to a plinth in Trafalgar Sqare – and for casting his head in his own blood and freezing it. This Kate is showing at White Cube in London, but New Yorkers get to see the whole series of five at the Mary Boone Gallery starting in April 2007.
– Cat McShane