Naked Disabled Woman Sculpture

A 12 foot/3.6 meter tall marble sculpture of a disabled pregnant woman is challenging people’s ideas of beauty and what public art is in Britain. The sculpture will be on display in the popular Trafalgar Square for the next 18 months.
British artist Marc Quinn depicts fellow artist Alison Lapper, who was born with no arms, stunted legs, and was 8 months pregnant at the time of posing for Quinn.

disabled artist Alison Lapper
London unveils disabled woman’s statue
“It is so rare to see disability in everyday life,” said Lapper, “let alone naked, pregnant and proud.”
“For me, Alison Lapper Pregnant is a monument to the future possibilities of the human race as well as the resilience of the human spirit,” said Quinn. CNN

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

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  2. excuse me I could’nt explain That sentences. It ‘s a new Problem we are in Now a days . 40 Cheragh ,the Iranian popular teenage Art magazine steels articles from Weblogs and Pulishs it with Other names and Authors!!!
    They are steeling translated materials with no attentions to copyright and humanistic rights.
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    It’s in Farsi But maybe you see something from photos.
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  3. Love the sculpture. In this era where realist artists tend to imitate the Greeks and Romans of antiquity in a never-ending circle were beauty prevails, shying away from subjects such as old age, disability or social conflicts.

  4. Anonymous says:

    brilliant piece of postmodern art – looking at the past and combining it with present day issues. but aside from that it shows that art can talk about and comment on contraversial/important matters and still be beautiful!

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