A Sculpture Of Angelina Breastfeeding, Plus Other Odd Celebrity Artworks
Sculpture of Angelina Jolie breastfeeding will be shown in Oklahoma next month.
Aug. 9, 2009— -- Controversial celebrity sculptor Daniel Edwards has unveiled his latest work: a park-bench-sized statue of Angelina Jolie in the nude, double breastfeeding her twins. This artistic work of public indecency (she's not wearing pants!) is called "Landmark for Breastfeeding" and was inspired by Jolie's cover photograph on W magazine last year. Edwards decided that, in order to encourage more women to breastfeed and to raise global awareness of public nursing, he would depict one twin as African-American and the other as not, since that could totally happen in the real world. Beginning September 11, at Mainsite Contemporary Art Museum in Norman, Oklahoma, the piece will be on display, before it's whisked off to an exhibition in London.
Though extremely odd, this is far from the strangest piece of art Daniel Edwards has sculpted. Below, how Edwards' other celebrity pieces stack up to this latest magnum opus:
This one is more graphic and vom-inducing than the Angelina sculpture. It's Britney Spears, depicted giving birth to Sean Preston. Titled "Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston," this artwork displays Britney sprawled out on a rug, grasping a lion's head while giving birth. It's meant to celebrate Spears' choice to put family before career, but I think it does a much better job celebrating my belief that the child birthing process is gross.
Despite his celeb fascination, Daniel Edwards also apparently really cares about old people who might die before Obama's health-care package gets put into place. To ensure that the retired baby boomers are laid to rest in style, Edwards made "The Oprah Sarcophagus" in hopes that the host would discuss preparing for life's ultimate finale on her show. I've gotta say though, the resemblance to Oprah is kind of loose. Jolie's machine-gun jubblies beat out the gold-encrusted Oprah for more realistic sculpting.