If each generation gets the art it deserves, perhaps future historians will rifle through digitised copies of the dominant literature of our time - Heat, Grazia and the biographies of Messrs Beckham, Katona et al - and conclude that, yes, a 50kg solid gold statue of a supermodel is a fitting tribute to the early 21st century. Mark Quinn's £1.5m likeness of Kate Moss, which we mentioned earlier in the year, was today unveiled at the British Museum. The piece, which the artist described (in an unkindly slur toward the Greek goddess) as the "Aphrodite of our times", is on display at the museum's Statuephilia exhibition, and is supposedly the largest gold statue built since Ancient Egyptian times. Something tells us Kate won't last quite as long.
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Last Updated 02 October 2008