Even on the best of days, celebrity wax sculptures are a little bit unnerving — and when they go wrong, they go horribly wrong. Don't believe us? That's to say nothing of the sacrilegious fever dream starring wax figures of David and Victoria Beckham — a spectacle that managed to outrage the Vatican. And now it's time to experience the horror yourself.
Britney Spears Statue - pictures
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Complaints over Britney sculpture
Three of Britney Spears' former security guards have sued the singer, alleging that she did not pay them overtime and caused them to miss out on meals. Meanwhile, a Brooklyn, New York, art gallery has been deluged with angry e-mails over a controversial sculpture of the pop star. Lonnie D. Jones, Randy Jones and Silas Dukes are asking for compensation for unpaid overtime and penalties for alleged labor-law violations from Spears, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
The Art of Britney Spears
Britney Spears is probably not the likeliest muse for a work of art promoting an anti-abortion message. Yet hard as it may be to imagine her inspiring such meditations, it is no stretch at all to imagine that a gallery show including a politically tinged likeness of Spears is apt to draw a bit of attention. That appears to be the strategy, anyway, behind a life-size clay sculpture by a year-old Connecticut artist, Daniel Edwards, that depicts Spears giving birth. When asked how he chose Spears as his subject from among the thousands of women who give birth each day, Edwards said: She's the highest profile.
The sculpture is to appear next to a display case filled with anti-abortion materials. It was created by Daniel Edwards, who said he never spoke to the year-old pop star or met her, and fashioned her face and figure from photographs. This is an idealized figure," Edwards said Tuesday in a phone interview from his home, which is near his studio in Moosup, Conn. Suddenly, she's a mom.