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The latest odd statue by artist Daniel Edwards features a naked and seemingly dead hotel heiress and socialite Paris Hilton undergoing an autopsy.
For a show warning teenagers about underage drinking, the Hilton statue clutches a cocktail glass in one hand and a cellphone in the other. Her distressed dog, Tinkerbell, jumps across her bare chest. She and the animal wear matching tiaras.
Daniel Edwards started making the work in polyester resin in January after the Hiltonâ€™s arrest.
The Paris Hilton Autopsy is a statement about the dangers of drunk driving just as high school prom season rolls around, according to Edwards. He also sculpted a giant head of Cuban President Fidel Castro and created a life-size nude of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug.
He’s using the jail-bound celebrity as a vehicle for a public-service announcement, to educate teens.
Hilton’s spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said he had no comment on the work.
A judge ordered Hilton last week — to report to a county jail by June 5 to serve a 45-day sentence for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Her lawyers have taken steps to appeal the sentence.
The art-defined demonstration on the dangers of drunk driving cannot get better and if Daniel Edwards, a New York artist has sculpted none other than Paris Hilton, we are sensuously drawn to the news. The word â€˜sensuousâ€™ is apt considering Hilton is sculpted â€˜nakedâ€™ though dead.
Hilton, perhaps the sultriest hotel heiress, was involved in an accident last September while she was in an inebriated condition. Although she pleaded not guilty, she was fined and ordered to attend alcohol education programme.
The statue promoting â€˜Campaign to Rescue Women of Youthâ€™ to be unveiled on May 11 at Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery in New York, will show the socialite bare naked with her pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell resting on her breasts. Visitors at the gallery will hang on â€˜convenientlyâ€™ to the sculpture since Hiltonâ€™s abdominal cavity will be open and â€˜art admirersâ€™ granted the opportunity to remove her life-size internal organs.
Bizarre â€˜artâ€™ campaign, this may sound, but Daniel is not new to this genre of artistic creativity. He has earlier worked on Britney Spears when she gave birth to her first child as well as on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes daughter.