Paris Hilton Autopsy by Daniel Edwards, Life Size, 2007
Paris Hilton was arrested for drunk driving last year because she’s an irresponsible fool and sculptor Daniel Edwards’ response is to match such stupidity with a trite sculpture that plays upon media frenzy and then act like its social message gives it a higher purpose. Witness the gallery press release which describes the work as follows;
An interactive Public Service Announcement featuring the graphic display of a tiara-wearing, autopsied Paris Hilton with removable innards is designed to warn teenagers of the hazards of underage drinking…The ‘unglamorous’ display which includes support material from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) counters “the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood’s ‘girls gone wild’,
I don’t know when damaged internal organs began to represent deep investigations of the perils of drinking, but perhaps the gallery should start targeting high schools as potential clients, since they claim the work targets this demographic. Of course, Capla Kesting will undoubtedly tell you that sculptor Daniel Edwards merely builds upon a body of work that investigates celebrity culture. If last year’s “Monument to Pro-Life“, an equally attention seeking piece featuring Britney Spears giving birth is any indication it may well be. After all Paris Hilton Autopsy stands in contrast to Defamer’s famous words on Monument to Pro-Life,
Click on the above image to release a spray of boiling bleach from your monitor, assuring that you’ll never again have to view anything that asks you to contemplate the crowning of something from Spears’ vagina.
Daniels Edwards grows this year, leaving crowned vagina contents behind for a shriveled liver.
Capla Kesting Fine Art
121 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY
Paris Hilton Autopsy
Friday May 11th 2007
Reception for the Public: Friday 11, 2007 from 6:00 — 9:00 PM