WOMB MATES (BABY KIMYE & THE ROYAL HEIR)
Nude Pregnant Kim Kardashian ‘Fertility Statue’ Unveiling in L.A.
LOS ANGELES, CA. (May 23, 2013) – A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for ‘good luck’ is set for L.A. exhibit. The nude statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The recent work, part of the artist’s “Celebrity Baby Boomer” series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture “Monument to Pro-Life”, which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be displayed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).
The life-size full-figured nude Kardashian sculpture titled “L.A. Fertility” stands curvaceous and proud, with lactiferous breasts, protruding navel and legs akimbo, and features a voluminous belly “designed to entice visitors to give a respectful rub for good luck and success,” says publicist Cory Allen.
Other works in the exhibit will include bronzes of Baby Kimye, depicted as a chubby-cheek-cherub with a swirl design pattern shaved in the hair and the Royal Baby, slumbering peacefully in the crown Queen Elizabeth wore as a princess, cast at the Cal State foundry currently managed by Edwards. The artist’s prenatal portraits of the angel-winged celebrity fetuses titled “Womb Mates” will also be on display.
“I was inspired by the beauty of Kim Kardashian and felt quite put-off by the media’s criticism of her weight gain during pregnancy,” said artist Daniel Edwards. “Such criticism should be off limits.”
“We live in a media-absorbed culture where anyone can access and share a celebrity’s most intimate moments,” said Cory Allen. “Daniel visually captures ‘that’ intimacy.”
The Venice Family Clinic's annual fundraiser, the Venice Art Walk & Auctions, recently featured limited edition prints of Edwards’ Baby Kimye sculpture printed by L.A. based Intellectual Property Prints. Proceeds went to provide health care to families in need.
“L.A. Fertility” will debut at LAB ART Gallery, on June 5th, 2013 at 11:00 AM, located at 217 S. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, California. For more info, contact Cory Allen at 323-393-3115 or visit www.cacanet.com.
Leaked 3D Ultrasounds of Kimye and the Duchess of Cambridge:
Prenatal Portraits of Celebrity Babies in Upcoming L.A. Unveiling
LOS ANGELES, CALI. (May 2, 2013) – The leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by Celebrity Artist Daniel Edwards; concluding the artist’s “Celebrity Baby Boomer” series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture “Monument to Pro-Life”, which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).
The prenatal portraits of the winged celebrity fetuses titled “Special K and Little Grape”, depicts the unborn babies of the expecting parents of Hollywood Supercouple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and British Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton. Baby Kimye (Special K) is depicted as a chubby-cheeked-cherub with angelic curls, and ‘Ks’ shaved in the hair. The royal baby (Little Grape), who resembles Prince William as an infant, sucks its thumb and wears the crown Queen Elizabeth wore as a princess for King George VI’s coronation. The slumbering pair floats in harmony, appearing as womb-mates.
"I drew upon the artistic influences of Hans Holbein, King’s Painter to King Henry VIII and contemporary baby photographer Anne Geddes," said Daniel Edwards, “but the current ultrasound technology helped me to create the portraits of these babies while they are still in the womb.”
In preparation of the statue for the celebrity babies, the artist made pilgrimages to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. to study Hans Holbein’s Portrait of Edward VI as a Child from 1538, and to New Zealand to meet with Anne Geddes.
“The media frenzy and the public’s fascination with celebrity babies has hit a fever pitch with Britney Spears, then Suri Cruise, Octomom, and Angelina Jolie’s twins, to which, Daniel has created all into works of art,” said Cory Allen. “And it is no wonder we see a spike in teen pregnancies when sensational headlines about celebrity pregnancies occur.”
“Special K and Little Grape” will soon debut later this summer at select locations in Los Angeles, California, to be announced June 2013. For more info, contact Cory Allen at 323-393-3115 or visit www.cacanet.com.