March 29, 2006 03:34:35 GMT
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 Kestin
"Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston," a life-size statue of a naked Britney Spears kneeling on a bearskin rug as she gives birth to her first child has been slated to be on display by next month. Daniel Edwards is the man behind the brilliant project which will be put at Brooklyn's Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery.
Admitted to have never spoke to Spears nor met her, Edwards fashioned her face and figure merely from photographs as he stated "I admire her. This is an idealized figure". The sculpture reportedly is to appear next to a display case filled with anti-abortion materials.
Aside, the artwork has created stir as the gallery said it received about 3,000 e-mails from around the world in just a week, split between anti-abortion and abortion rights opinions. "We also got calls from Tokyo, England, France. Some people are upset that Britney is being used for this subject matter," said gallery co-owner David Kesting. "Others who are pro-life thought this was degrading to their movement. And some pro-choice people were upset that this is a pro-life monument."
Despite such fact, the gallery said it would hire extra security guards for the free exhibit, which will open April 7 and run for two weeks.