We’ll admit, over the years, we’ve torn out our fair share of Lara Stone editorials to be used as wall decorations, but this latest object d’ art is about to take things to a whole new level! The new supermodel mama is the subject of a new painting created by artist Marc Quinn, which features the Calvin Klein beauty in all of her baby-bump glory. Lying nude on top of an ambiguous backdrop of red meat, the Dutch beauty leaves nothing to the imagination as she poses straight-on for Quinn, her only article of adornment coming in the form of a wedding band and one other diamond ring.
While Lara certainly isn’t the first to flaunt her pregnancy curves in the public sphere— we’re looking at you Demi Moore— we don’t recall ever seeing an exposed mommy-to-be posing in a mound of fresh meat — or anyone for that matter! Then again, we are talking about the same supermodel whose first editorial spread as a pregnant women saw her posing with her head on top of a platter and her bosom tucked behind two large glasses of Merlot. And, let us not forget that Quinn is no stranger to boundary-pushing artworks either. As you might recall, in 2008 it was Quinn who was responsible for that solid gold statue of Kate Moss , which prior to selling for $900,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in 2011, once belonged to the British Museum. We may not consider ourselves certified art aficionados, but for what it’s worth, we say Quinn’s taste can’t be beat!
The meaty portrait of Lara is currently on display at the 55th Venice Biennale exhibition going on this week (see the full NSFW image below). Fingers cross it hits the auction block in the near future!
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