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http://www.send2press.com/newswire/2006-03-0322-003.shtml

Pop-Star's Pregnancy Idealized in Brooklyn 'Monument to Pro-Life'

BROOKLYN, NY (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn marks a 'first' for Pro-Life. Pop-star Britney Spears is the "ideal" model for Pro-Life and the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn's Williamsburg gallery district, in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April.

Dedication of the life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spears' baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career. "A superstar at Britney's young age having a child is rare in today's celebrity culture. This dedication honors Britney for the rarity of her choice and bravery of her decision," said gallery co-director, Lincoln Capla. The dedication includes materials provided by Manhattan Right To Life Committee.

*(Photo Caption: Clay model of Britney Spears in Pro-Life's first monument to giving birth. - © Daniel Edwards.)

"Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston," believed Pro-Life's first monument to the 'act of giving birth,' is purportedly an idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. Natural aspects of Spears' pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean's head.

The monument also acknowledges the pop-diva's pin-up past by showing Spears seductively posed on all fours atop a bearskin rug with back arched, pelvis thrust upward, as she clutches the bear's ears with 'water-retentive' hands.

"Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the 'right choice'," said artist Daniel Edwards, recipient of a 2005 Bartlebooth award from London's The Art Newspaper. "She was number one with Google last year, with good reason --- people are inspired by the beauty of a pregnant woman," said Edwards.

Capla Kesting denies the statue was developed from a rumored bootleg Britney Spears birth video. The artist admits to using references that include the wax figure of a pole-dancing Britney at Las Vegas' Madame Tussauds and 'Britney wigs' characterizing various hairstyles of the pop-princess from a Los Angeles hairstylist. And according to gallery co-director, David Kesting, the artist studied a bearskin rug from Canada "to convey the commemoration of the traditional bearskin rug baby picture."

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An appropriate location for permanent installation of "Monument to Pro-Life" by Mother's Day is being sought by the gallery.

"Monument to Pro-Life" is on view April 7th thru 23rd with a reception for the dedication April 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Capla Kesting Fine Art, 121 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY. Gallery hours are 1:00 - 6:00 pm Thursday thru Sunday, or by appointment. The gallery can be reached at http://www.caplakesting.com or by phone at 646-932-5687.
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[User Picture]From: bestet
2006-03-27 04:40 pm (UTC)
oh.my.god.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 04:42 pm (UTC)
I know!!!!!!!! LOL. I mean... I... Wow.
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From: december27poet
2006-03-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
That has got to be the tackiest piece of art. Ever. And I interned at a modern art museum where most of the stuff was crap anyway--so that's saying a lot.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 05:01 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I thought it had to be a joke at first...
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[User Picture]From: niassa_c
2006-03-27 05:01 pm (UTC)
Guh. That just really hurts my brain.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 05:03 pm (UTC)
Mine too. *passes out aspirin to everyone who reads the entry*
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[User Picture]From: imperfect
2006-03-27 05:03 pm (UTC)
ROFL. Could she get any nastyer?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 05:05 pm (UTC)
LOL. I'm not certain. I don't think we want to give her the option, do we?
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2006-03-27 05:10 pm (UTC)
Who the hell delivers a baby on a bearskin rug on her knees?!?!?!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 05:12 pm (UTC)
Well, that's the thing... she didn't. She had an elective c-section.
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2006-03-27 05:19 pm (UTC)
T.R.A.S.H.Y.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 05:28 pm (UTC)
Absolutely.
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[User Picture]From: cricketcat7
2006-03-27 05:32 pm (UTC)
My question is: Why is she having her baby on a bearskin rug and not in a hospital?
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[User Picture]From: devereux1880
2006-03-27 05:57 pm (UTC)
Bearskin rug involved in pro-life = irony

britney spears = put it away, no all of it, no now, no I don't want you to shake it

the statue sounds loathesome, they can put it next to that diana and dodi one they made and the world can sink into negative points on the civilisation scale whilst we all look at tacky ass statues and get teary eyed over abstractions of the things we ignore around us on a daily basis.

the world makes me sick, I need a drink
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 06:00 pm (UTC)
I found that quite ironic as well.

And good call. I want a drink. Make me one? :)
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2006-03-27 07:07 pm (UTC)
Who the? What the? When the? Where the? Why the? Fuck..
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-27 07:12 pm (UTC)
LOL.
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[User Picture]From: cloakofnonsense
2006-03-27 07:15 pm (UTC)
that really disgusts me. it makes me sad for this country. deeply sad.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-28 12:05 am (UTC)
I have to agree.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-28 12:05 am (UTC)
Pretty much, though Mary didn't have as many options as girls today do, I suppose.
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[User Picture]From: hellakaty
2006-03-27 07:40 pm (UTC)
Pro-lifers drive me nuts. I mean, BRITNEY as a symbol of moral purity?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-28 12:06 am (UTC)
Yeah... hypocrisy drives me nuts. I don't care what side it's coming from.
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[User Picture]From: embe11ished
2006-03-27 07:43 pm (UTC)
So is the message supposed to be that you can be as trashy as you want, as long as you actually give birth to any children you might conceive?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-28 12:06 am (UTC)
It looks that way.

But only if you give birth to them on a bearskin rug.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2006-03-27 07:50 pm (UTC)
*stares*

*thinks wtf?!*

*opens mouth to say something*

*then just shakes head*

*walks away*

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-28 12:07 am (UTC)
*nod* I understand your reaction completely.
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From: oh___yes
2006-03-27 08:18 pm (UTC)
what the hell?
that's all i can say, other than it really doesn't even look like her in the face
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-28 12:07 am (UTC)
I absolutely agree.
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