Artist Daniel Edwards has depicted the former singer nude in a life sized statue giving birth on her hands and knees on a bearskin rug. The free exhibit opened April 7 and ran for two weeks. The sculpture is meant to promote "Pro-Life" and depicts Britney in the pose of a natural birth whereas in reality her son was born with a C-section and the celebrity was heavily drugged.
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Britney Spears is probably not the likeliest muse for a work of art promoting an anti-abortion message. Yet hard as it may be to imagine her inspiring such meditations, it is no stretch at all to imagine that a gallery show including a politically tinged likeness of Ms. Spears is apt to draw a bit of attention. That appears to be the strategy, anyway, behind a life-size clay sculpture by a year-old Connecticut artist, Daniel Edwards, that depicts Ms.
Wait till Us Weekly gets wind of this: The Williamsburg, Brooklyn, gallery Capla Kesting -- we've stopped linking to the gallery's site because of its spyware, but if you'd like to visit, just plug "Capla Kesting" into your preferred search engine -- is preparing to show Daniel Edwards' sculpture "Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston" in April. The lifesize piece depicts Britney Spears crouching naked on her elbows and knees atop a bearskin rug, in what the gallery Web site calls an "idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. My first thought was: These people have to be kidding.
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Nevermind that Britney had a C-section! This dedication honors Britney for the rarity of her choice and bravery of her decision. He selected to pose his meta-Britney on a bearskin rug "to convey the commemoration on of the traditional bearskin rug baby picture.
Daniel Edwards born in La Porte, Indiana is an American contemporary artist whose pieces address celebrity and popular culture in ways that have often stirred controversy. The release of the pieces is generally accompanied by press releases. He includes the idea of promotion and associative fame in his own marketing of his art.
Sculpture Community - Sculpture. Nice photo of the life-size sculpture in the full news article found here. Capla Kesting denies the statue was developed from a rumored bootleg Britney Spears birth video.
The sculpture is to appear next to a display case filled with anti-abortion materials. It was created by Daniel Edwards, who said he never spoke to the year-old pop star or met her, and fashioned her face and figure from photographs. This is an idealized figure," Edwards said Tuesday in a phone interview from his home, which is near his studio in Moosup, Conn.