While I hate to pay lip service to the “beautiful people,” there are certain Kate facts that you simply cannot ignore. And Kate Moss is the most popular artist’s muse of our time. Lucian Freud, Banksy, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Gary Hume, Stella Vine … the list goes on. The artists’ eye loves her. Why, you sane readers might ask?
Alex Katz answers: “She’s completely ordinary. That’s what makes her extraordinary.”
Well isn’t that just peachy!
In 2008, a painting of Moss, inspired by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, sold for a ridiculous £96,000! Yes, her face in Technicolor yellow, orange, blue and green sold for over $175,000. But, artist Marc Quinn has taken this obsession with Kate Moss to an entirely different level.