Kate Moss Coming To The British Museum

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Kate Moss Coming To The British Museum

A likeness of Kate Moss cast in gold and potentially weighing more than Kate Moss is just one of the figures that will be featured at the British Museum from 4 October. The statue by Marc Quinn (who famously created a bust of himself from eight pints of his own blood) is for the exhibition Statuephilia. Weighing in at 50kg, the British Museum has only released an extreme close-up shot of the statue, so other than being Kate, there's no confirmation of what it looks like.

Also participating in Statuephilia are Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst with scaled versions of some of their famous works. Gormley is contributing the precursor to Angel of the North (obviously much smaller than what's on the A1). Hirst meanwhile will be showing 200 plastic skulls; they may not be set with diamonds, but the sheer number will cultivate a creepier effect.

Image courtesy of tezzer57 via the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 29 August 2008