A few years ago a sculptor by the name of Marc Quinn created some statues of supermodel Kate “I’m not anorexic” Moss in various yoga poses. Kate modeled for Quinn but didn’t really do the yoga poses—those were done by someone who could actually contort her body in ways most women can’t (although we wish they could).
Kate’s body double was twisted in various poses so that her feet were behind her head (well, Kate's head when all was said and done) and her, um, mons venus was sticking out for all to appreciate, barely covered by a strip of thin spandex (we assume—isn’t that what yoga outfits are made of?).
Anyway, there was a big deal about the gold version of one of the poses as it was supposedly “the largest solid gold statue created since the time of the Pharaohs” (below).
A “modern-day Aphrodite” says the artist
Well that’s all fine and dandy but the statues we’re interested in are the much larger versions—closer to 12’ tall—and made of bronze and painted white. These big ass—or maybe I should say something other than ass--replicas of the original artwork found their way into public places such as a mall in Oslo, Norway and a thoroughfare in Singapore (pictures of both in the viewer, above right).
Lorenzo Fertitta Is Obviously An Art Lover
Some private individuals who were enamored of the sexy li’l waif—and had money to burn—also purchased them. Lorenzo Fertitta, of Stations Casino fame, was just such a person. He snatched one up and put it in his yard as a conversation piece.
This is the pose we liked best. I think many guys would agree.
We’re not sure what was said during most conversations that ensued during cocktail parties at the house—had we been there I’m sure the wife and I would have a chuckle or two about the statue on the way home from the party--but we did hear of at least one discussion that took place on the subject. That would be of Mrs. Fertitta, Teresa, finally telling Lorenzo to get rid of the damn thing. Well, she might have told him before but this time he actually listened.
So where oh where does one put a monster mons statue like that? We’re not sure the Goodwill is equipped to handle such a thing.
Oh, that’s right, Lorenzo, despite the bankruptcy, still has a large chunk of Stations shares. Why not dump it, I mean donate it (or did he sell it to them?) to his own company for all to enjoy? Sounds like a benevolent act, doesn’t it?
So imagine the surprise of those in the corporate offices (located next door to Red Rock Casino—across the street from the rear hotel reservation entrance) when a flatbed truck and a crane pulled up a few months ago and deposited the lovely creature right smack into their courtyard. Better still, the statue is perfectly situated so those execs in the northwest corner of the building have a perfect view of Kate’s not-so-private goods staring up at them every day.
Motivation to work harder, not smarter wouldn't you say?
View from the corporate office side. Red Rock casino is in the background. You can imagine the view from above.
So if you ever make it over to Red Rock, head to the back valet, look to the south and check out the new must-see tourist attraction. The plaque isn’t up yet but I think it’ll read “Mons Vegas” (the mound of Vegas). It's the latest Las Vegas photo op...