London: A 18-carat gold statue of Kate Moss in a provocative yoga pose has been sold for 577,250 pounds at Sotheby’s.
The supermodel’s statue is called Mircrocosmos (Siren), and has been sold to an anonymous Asian telephone bidder.
The provocative statue - which features the supermodel posing with her legs behind her back, is a smaller 10kg version of Marc Quinn’s 50kg Siren, created in 2008.
That original bigger version cost 1.5million pounds to make, of which 1million pounds was just the price of the gold.
The smaller Microcosmos is one of four identical pieces will have cost about 200,000 pounds just for the gold, and was part of a private collection.
“It’s called Siren, because in a sense it represents everything that lures people to wreck themselves on the rocks: money, perfection, unattainable images – all these things,” the Daily Mail quoted Quinn as saying.
Dubbed a ‘modern day Aphrodite’ the original golden supermodel statue is the largest gold statue made by man since ancient Egyptian times.