Thursday, March 30, 2006

Hey (Hey) You (You) Get Off Of My Side!

I don't know much about art, but I know what I don't like.

A life-size sculpture of a naked Britney Spears' kneeling on a bearskin rug as she gives birth will be on display next month at Brooklyn's Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery.

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 24-year-old pop star or met her, and fashioned her face and figure from photographs.

"Pro-lifers normally promote bloody images of abortion. This is the image of birth," he said.


Anonymous Eleanor Douglas said...

Don't take the fine art too serious

The New Art Market does not take it's self to serious, Its here now not gone tomorrow but some time in the future. Thinking about art now its about being playful fun, colour light and how that complement space, effects people mood in my case when I produce art It has an uplifting positive impact to the onlookers, and takes them out of reality into fantasy maybe for just a minute.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Tadeusz Nowocki said...


Thanks for the explanation. I agree entirely.

As a further celebration and uplift, could someone commission a life size sculpture of Ms. Spears cavorting with a similarly-in-the-buck Mandy Moore?

12:11 PM  
Blogger Nicko McDave said...

Has anyone else noticed that pictures of the Britney Monument only show the sculpture's front and side? Dang it, I want to see the back. It feels like we're missing the best part.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I'm not a woman, and I'm not a doctor, but is that the most effective position for giving birth? That's a position better suited to the cause of the pregancy process, not the result.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Leo Pusateri said...

In all seriousness, ya gotta agree it's a departure from the usual liberal contrarian "fine art". Perhaps the artist, in a field dominated by extreme liberalism, did it because it was indeed contrarian.

4:31 PM  

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