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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 April 2006, 10:45 GMT 11:45 UK
Model Moss cast in bronze statue
Marc Quinn's statue of Kate Moss - Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)
The painted bronze statue of Kate Moss is entitled Sphinx
Supermodel Kate Moss is depicted in a contorted yoga pose in a life-size bronze statue, due to go on display in the Netherlands.

The sculpture, entitled Sphinx, sees Moss with her ankles and arms wrapped behind her ears.

It is the first of five statues of Moss by Marc Quinn, who says the model share the Egyptian Sphinx's "mystery".

His nude statue of pregnant disabled artist Alison Lapper is on a plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.

A model posed for the yoga position, with Moss visiting Quinn's studio to have her hands and feet cast.

The Moss statue will go on show at the Groninger Museum in Groningen later this month, before the full set is displayed in New York.

A portrait of model Moss by artist Lucian Freud sold for 3.93m ($7.29m) at auction in February 2005.

Police are continuing to investigate allegations that Moss used cocaine, following allegations published in a newspaper last September.

Moss was announced as the star of a new ad campaign for Calvin Klein on Monday.


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