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I've been reading The Nature Of Paleolithic Art lately, and this image, seen while out on my lunch break, reminds me of a practice used in cave paintings: the artist identified a natural formation (a rock, say, or a stalactite) which recalled some part of (usually) an animal, and elaborated upon that. Spray painting with a stencil, very possibly used here for the silhouette, is also an ancient technique - they put their hands on a wall and sprayed ochre from their mouths, creating outline handprints.
The combination of ancient techniques with both the physical realization and iconography of modern communication technology is a nice contrast.
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Apropos of Kate Moss, Tiziano Vecelli and John Major and Morph ‘flashmob’ at Tate gallery, obviously what we need is a human-sized gold statue of Morph. Or maybe a couple of dozen of them scattered around the country. Or one REALLY ENORMOUS one (ideally in central London peering into 30 St Mary Axe, but that's probably unrealistic).
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Maybe it's just me but I think I'd much rather have sculptures than paintings, and even if you don't share my taste, at £1.5M per statue we could have over 60 solid gold Kate Mosses scattered around the country for the £100M required for two paintings.

You might vary the model a bit: I think a larger-than-life solid gold statue of Sir John Major would be a marvelous thing - both as a satire on his grey reputation and a tangible acknowledgment of his bit-part in this country's recent slew of Olympic gold medals.

Who would do you nominate for golden immortality?

Apparently gold costs around £14,000/kilo so the BBC's quoted value of £1.5M for a 50kg statue suggests that the sculptor's time is worth Kate Moss's weight in gold.

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