March 29, 2006
— Ace I don't even mean the part about the sculpture depicting the moment of her pushing her child out of her womb. That, I suppose, is an interesting, if somewhat taboo, subject for art. Certainly we don't see that much, and almost not at all in art. So, a controversial but interesting subject for a painting or sculpture.
But... Why Britney Spears? And what's this business of a... bearskin rug? And why the hell is she on all fours, in "doggie style" position?
He added that other people were "upset" the sculpture was a pro-life monument.
The life-size work, by artist Daniel Edwards, features Spears crouched on all fours on a bear-skin rug as she gives birth.
It will be displayed at the gallery alongside a display case filled with anti-abortion materials.
Edwards said: "This is a new take on pro-life. Pro-lifers normally promote bloody images of abortion. This is the image of birth."
At some point, I hope, the trivial impulse for camp and arch (gay-culture-influenced) irony will finally be seen as passe and then we can perhaps have good art again.
But that impulse has been with our avant-retard artists for a while, and they don't seem to have beat that horse dead enough yet for their liking.
I don't buy for a minute he's "pro life." He's camping it up.
But a "Top 10 Daniel Edwards art exhibits" has some potential.
Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at March 29, 2006 07:37 AM (KLuDn)
IIRC, the "doggie-style" position is one of the possible methods of squeezing out a pup.
Posted by: W at March 29, 2006 07:41 AM (cSrmo)
The beauty if this moment is almost scientological.
Posted by: darwin at March 29, 2006 07:43 AM (vLNLO)
Posted by: Retired Geezer at March 29, 2006 07:43 AM (axBqL)
1. What a shitty artist, that looks *nothing* like Britney Spears.
2. The media sucks for not letting us see the head poking out. Which, let's be honest, is the only thing separating this piece from half the statues sitting in Bob Guccione's house.
BTW, favorite Britney Spears-related moment in recent weeks: there was a cover story in one of the trash rags that had photos of Spear's (barely) shirt-clad belly asking "Does Britney have a baby bump?"
No, you fucktards-- Britney has a gut.
Dave at Garfield Ridge
Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at March 29, 2006 07:44 AM (y1hCN)
That looks more like Charlize Theron or Ashley Judd.
Posted by: right at March 29, 2006 07:48 AM (QNf4S)
Don't count on it. I was at the Venice Biennale where they displayed a 20 foot sculpture of Jeff Koons fucking La Cicciolina surrounded by photos of the two having anal sex. Then again, didn't you just admire the art on the cover of LoveHunter? lol!
Posted by: shawn at March 29, 2006 07:56 AM (uLve2)
It's not archly ironic if he's being sincere, shawn.
Posted by: Sean M. at March 29, 2006 08:04 AM (dc5zY)
Of course, the rug's gotta go afterwards. Covered with all kinds of nasty goo.
I realize I'm granting a lot of credibility to the "artist" with these alleged "explanations", but these things seemed reasonable to me.
Posted by: W at March 29, 2006 08:05 AM (cSrmo)
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Posted by: Shevonne at March 29, 2006 08:42 AM (id0zs)
10. A large-breasted George Clooney holds the top of his nurse's uniform open to suckle Tom Hanks in an exhibit entitled "Bosom ER Buddies"
9. "Legos Fill My Many Orifices" (self-portrait)
8. "The Fat Man and the Sea": Nude Oliver Willis astride a struggling Shamu. Shamu is missing several mouth-shaped pieces.
7 "Brokeback Neverland" depicts Michael Jackson and prepubescent boys playing a life-size version of Chutes and Ladders
6. "Madonna and Vibrator"
5. "Love Is a Battlefield": Roger Ebert impaled on a suit of his own sexual armor
4. "Tim Treadwell, as Viewed from inside Demon the Grizzly"
3. Tom Cruise erupts in a sofa-jumping pose from Katie Holmes chest: "Scientology C-Section"
2. "Piss Ronald McDonald"
1. "Muhammed's Missing Foreskin"
Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at March 29, 2006 08:47 AM (KLuDn)
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Posted by: T-Web at March 29, 2006 09:27 AM (57znu)
hottie: by the way, that's not how people look when they give birth
me: yes, but it's how they look when they are getting pregnant
Posted by: MacStansbury at March 29, 2006 09:44 AM (bJexd)
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Posted by: Mike at March 29, 2006 12:12 PM (O+1/6)
If you think market forces are the proper organizing principle for human activity, it only makes sense that artists go for some shock.
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Posted by: at March 29, 2006 05:27 PM (1Vbso)
Well, she might as well end her pregnancy the way she began it.
Posted by: cheshirecat at March 29, 2006 07:51 PM (mpVkh)
(Thank you, I'm here all week)
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