Bonhams is a leading auction house and its art sales are looked forward to by serious collectors for unique and rare pieces of art. On October 11th they would be holding the Contemporary Art & Design Sale at 101 New Bond Street. A sculpture of Kate Moss by Marc Quinn will be the highlight of the collection that would go under the hammer. Bonhams has curated a range of collection with unique works of arts from artists like Antonio Saura, Victor Vasarely, Alessandro Mendini, Mark Brazier-Jones and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. However the sculpture by Marc Quinn is the most unusual in the sense that it presents one of the most beautiful woman in an awkward posture.
The Artist Considers Her a Modern Version of Sphinx
It must be flattering for anyone to be the muse to an artist but it is not known if Kate Moss has appreciated this sculpture or not. In terms of technique there is a lot to be said about this sculpture. The piece to be auctioned at Bonhams presents Kate Moss in her most awkward yoga position, dressed in a leotard. The artist explains that he considers Kate to be the contemporary version of a sphinx and that’s what inspired him to create the sculpture in the way he has done. This particular piece was created as a part of an edition of seven sculptures. However this particular piece is different and unique because it is the only one that has red painted lips.
The Estimated Value is Over $110,000
This fine example of modern art was created in 2008 and is stamped with the artist’s initials and is numbered 3/7 on the underside. The underside is painted bronze and the artist’s signature is inscribed in black ink and dated 2009. The dimensions of this unique work are 34x20x19.5 cm. The present owner had acquired the sculpture directly from the artist in 2009. It is not known how much he had paid for it at the time. However, the current estimates made for the auction places it in the range between £50,000 and £70,000 which is equivalent to US$ 80,000 and $110,000. That makes the sculpture rather expensive. It would be interesting to watch if the bidders at the auction agree with the estimates.