Marc Quinn, Maquette for Siren, 2008. Estimate £70,000–90,000. Marc Quinn’s depiction of supermodel Kate Moss is of the definitive contemporary Venus – the epitome of luxury and desirability elevated to the status of a goddess from antiquity. The series is one of the most recognisable examples of contemporary British sculpture, and is emblematic of the status of celebrities and supermodels. Speaking about the work, Quinn said: “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.”

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