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Buck Angel in gold

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The Armory Show has come and gone, but one image is still very much alive in my mind. Last week I wrote about the transgendered porn star Buck Angel, showing his transexual PSA here on SUNfiltered. The above image is a stunning, solid gold, life size statue of Buck created by the British artist Marc Quinn. A series of gold statues, all of pop icons, will debut in London on May 6th. The Buck statue had a sneak peak this past week.

And while I love the cigar chomping performance artist, I am equally excited about another one of Quinn’s statues set to be unveiled. The actress Pamela Anderson too was given the gold treatment. Less realistic than the Buck’s bust, Pam’s statue has her become a Siamese twin attached to her own hip. Freaky.