Kate Moss Gets the Pop Art Treatment in London


In honor of Kate Moss’s landmark birthday (she turns 40 on January 16), the London gallery Imitate Modern will show some of the most famous images of her career, all rendered in bright, poplike colors. The Warhol-toned exhibit (not a new idea, we should note) includes ten screen-prints of the icon by 25-year-old British artist (and veteran journalist and designer) Russell Marshall, spanning her career from “London Girl – 1991” to “Rock chic, mother, model, love her – 2011.” The show promises to feature not only Moss’s image, but also her words, as a selection of Great Moss-isms will appear alongside the images — something of a feat considering how rarely she talks to the press. Perhaps tellingly, one image is titled Never Complain, Never Explain, after some valuable advice Moss received about handling fame from then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. Click through the slideshow for a preview of the exhibition, which opens January 17.