Okay, so, I go to the official announcement website on this alarming sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth, and I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the art critic quotes are spurious. There is no Colin Moynahan at the New York Times, and Cheryl Bowes of the Chicago Trib compiles the personal ads. The gallery "capla kesting" can easily be rewritten "caplake sting". The artist, while having actually produced the thing, is having us on in order to get attention. The last group show he was in was called Fountain - after the Duchamp sculpture - and so the whole "pro-life" press release, combined with fabricated quotes from major news sources - tells me he's having a laugh. Smart, really: anything to do with abortion or pro-life gets extra attention. And naked women get attention. As do pop stars. The thing itself is revolting, but he's no Jeff Koons, who tops pretty much everbody in the revolting excess/starfucking department.
here's your linky:
VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK Britney Spears thingy
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