NYC///LAST LOOK///THE DIVINE KATE MOSS…
This week is your last chance to catch an amazing show of works by controversial sculptor MARC QUINN at Manhattan's MARY BOONE GALLERY. Provocatively titled "Sphinx," the exhibit showcases an array of life-sized painted bronze sculptures (masterworks of the craft) of British tabloid queen and fashion icon KATE MOSS in a variety of yogic positions that ponder the notion of modern celebrity and spirituality. (For the Kate-obsessed, it's also a chance to ponder impossibly lifelike fantasy visions of the goddess herself without Pete Dougherty passing out in your lap.) In the words of the artist himself:
"In a world without Gods and Goddesses, celebrity has replaced divinity.
Do we create images or do images form us?
What is interesting to me about Kate Moss is that she is someone whose image has completely separated from her real self and this image has a life of its own.
Our problem is: How do we measure ourselves against the impossible infinite virtual world of perfect images?
Yoga, the gym, tattooing, are all ways in which we try to anchor ourselves into our bodies or live up to these images in reaction to the virtual disembodied lives we now currently lead.
These hollow bronze sculptures, de-materialized by white paint, are like eggshells or cinema screens to me, sites for the projection of our desire, twisted mirrors to ourselves." Ã¢â‚¬â€Marc Quinn
The show ends June 30th, so get moving to Mary Boone Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue...
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