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Daniel Edwards unveils naked statue of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez



tbd-selenagomezbiebernudesculpture081111.jpgAbsurdist artist Daniel Edwards -- the guy who gave us Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, Angelina Jolie breastfeeding her twins, Suri Cruise's bronzed baby poop, Oprah Winfrey's sarcophagus and even Paris Hilton's autopsy -- is at it again, this time portraying 'tween power couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez as naked, conjoined twins. Did Disney sign off on that?

Justin and Selena As One, a new sculpture showing the three-legged pair joined at the rib to evoke Adam and Eve, are being led to the Garden of Eden by a Canada goose mounting an armadillo. In a further nod to Canucks and Texans, 19-year-old Selena's ladybits are covered with a Lone Star, while 17-year-old Justin's little Bieber is blocked with a maple leaf.

"The portrait represents both Canadian exceptionalism and Texas-American exceptionalism, but I believe Justin and Selena would ultimately choose Canada for their Garden of Eden, because Canada’s Medicare and AAA credit rating make it easier for young couples who may find themselves in the family way," Edwards says in a press release, noting the portrait would fit in well as an installation at a Canadian embassy.

Yes, it's for sale, but it will be displayed at Dallas gallery New Fine Arts. The Juice* won't even make fun of this, because judging by the press coverage it's getting, Edwards is probably leaning back and laughing as the monkeys dance just as he wanted.


[Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:13pm]


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