Marc Quinn

Miniature Sphinx (Venus)2008

Signed, dated and numbered
Bronze with gold leaf, edition of 6
Height, 30 cm (11 3/4 in)

"Sphinx is a rebirth of Venus. It is a portrait of Kate Moss’s image, not of herself... The yoga-like pose, reminiscent of an Indian sculpture of Shiva, is in a contemporary scene about trying to affect spirit through the body. It also seems to symbolise that Kate’s image is sculpted by society’s collective desire, contorted by outside influences. She is the reflection of ourselves, a knotted Venus for our age, a mirror, a mystery, a sphinx." - Marc Quinn. 

Another example from this specially commissioned edition of only 6 bronze casts is in the celebrated Yageo Foundation Contemporary Art Collection in Taiwan. It was included in a major exhibition of selected works from the collection at the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, 31 March - 31 May 2014.

The present work was acquired on behalf of a Private European Collector. 

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