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06/02/06
Aphrodite Moss to be Set in Bronze.  Image:  Kate Moss for Virgin Mobile.Aphrodite Moss to be Set in Bronze
- 'Contorted poses' planned for best dressed Kate

KATE MOSS, named today as the world’s best dressed woman by Glamour magazine for the third year on the trot, is to be immortalised in bronze, thanks to the artist who recently shot to public prominence with his sculpture for one of the plinths on Trafalgar Square.

Mark Quinn sees Moss as a living embodiment of the age. "You see pictures of Kate everywhere and she's become a kind of Aphrodite," said Quinn, whose sculpture of disabled artist Alison Lapper for the Trafalgar Square plinth caused a stir last year.

Moss was already super-famous before her recent troubles with accusations of cocaine use, but Quinn thinks this is all part of the attraction.

"I think the stuff about cocaine has added to this," he said. "She’s sculpted by the collective desire, so having her in the contorted poses is about the way that society sculpts, twists and manipulates her and her image."

"Kate Moss is iconic now because she's come to signify what beauty is in our eyes. When you look back at the 1920s you think of Louise Brooks, and when people come to look back at these times they'll think of Kate Moss.”

Quinn aims to create five bronzes of Moss, but as yet there are no official plans to show the works in London. Instead the first one is to be unveiled in Holland later this month and in complete set of five in New York in 2007.



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