No, artnewsblog hasn’t become a political news blog. Daniel Edwards has created a sculpture called “The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America”.
It’s the same Daniel Edwards that recently caused a bit of a stir with the Nude Britney Spears sculpture. The Hillary bust will be on display at the Museum of Sex on August 9.
Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Bust To Be Unveiled
“Edwards’ inspiration for the piece was derived from actress Sharon Stone’s controversial quote earlier in the year about challenges that would most likely be encountered should the Junior Senator from New York run on the 08 ticket. “I think Hillary Clinton is fantastic,” Stone said. “But I think it is too soon for her to run. This may sound odd but a woman should be past her sexuality when she runs. Hillary still has sexual power and I don’t think people will accept that. It’s too threatening.” Art Daily
The idea that sexuality could be threatening is kind of interesting, but art and politics is just boring. It’s hard to not do a whole exhibition on politics when you feel very strongly about issues of a political nature, but I still think they should be kept in storage.
It’s kind of like mixing oil and water.. it just doesn’t work. I’m sure the artist (Daniel Edwards) is starting to understand how the media works though. Just as the Britney sculpture created a whole lot of media attention, I’m sure the Hillary bust will create a bunch of news stories and debate too.
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