Following the recent post on whether or not art should address (political) problems literally, I felt this might add a further dimension to the discussion. Yes, this is a sculpture of Britney Spears supposedly giving birth on a bear skin rug, titled Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston.
From the press release:
“Pop-star Britney Spears is the â€œidealâ€ model for Pro-Life and the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklynâ€™s Williamsburg gallery district, in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April.
Dedication of the life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spearsâ€™ baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career. â€œA superstar at Britneyâ€™s young age having a child is rare in todayâ€™s celebrity culture. This dedication honors Britney for the rarity of her choice and bravery of her decision,â€ said gallery co-director, Lincoln Capla. The dedication includes materials provided by Manhattan Right To Life Committee.
â€œMonument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,â€ believed Pro-Lifeâ€™s first monument to the â€˜act of giving birth,â€™ is purportedly an idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. Natural aspects of Spearsâ€™ pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Seanâ€™s head.”
I look forward to your comments, that is if this doesn’t leave you as completely speechless as it does me!