Leman Art Trading, Tortola Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2007
New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Marc Quinn, 2007, another example exhibited
"[Kate Moss] is a contemporary version of the Sphinx. A mystery. There must be something about her that has clicked with the collective unconscious to make her so ubiquitous, so spirit of the age." Marc Quinn quoted in: Charlotte Higgins, 'Meet Kate Moss - contorted', The Guardian, 12 April 2006, online
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Visible only upon very close inspection in raking light are a few very thin and shallow surface scratches isolated in places, and some very light wear towards the bottom of the base. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."