The Independent profiles Polly Morgan and tells the story of her market rise
In the past few years, Polly Morgan has secured her place as one of the most important – and collectable – artists of her generation, and a leader in the next generation of YBAs. One of her first professional works – a white rat curled-up in a champagne glass – was snapped up by Richard Branson’s sister, Vanessa, for £2,000 hours before it was due to be exhibited at Zoo Art Fair.
That was in 2005; the following year she made a lasting impression on some of the art scene’s most powerful players, including Gagosian director Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Damien Hirst, […] there is a quiet, haunting quality to her work, which has captured the attention of serious collectors including Charles Saatchi, and amateur enthusiasts, among them Kate Moss and Courtney Love, alike. Should you fancy a piece of Morgan for yourself, ordinarily, this will set you back between £8,000 and £30,000 a pop. If you’re lucky. Morgan’s largest creation to date sold to Thomas Olbricht for a whopping £85,000, and now hangs in the entrance to his gallery, me Collectors Room, in Berlin. Continue Reading