August 10, 2006
Hillary Clinton bust on display at Museum of Sex
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A "Presidential Bust" of U.S. Sen.
Hillary Clinton was unveiled on Wednesday at New York's Museum
of Sex, where sculptor Daniel Edwards hopes it will spark
discussion about sex, politics and celebrity.
Edwards, the artist who also created a life-size nude of
Britney Spears giving birth on a bear-skin rug, said he wanted
to capture Clinton's age and femininity in the sculpture.
Clinton's office had no immediate comment.
Edwards said his work features soft "presidential smile"
and wrinkles framing her eyes. A floral pattern runs across her
breasts, part of Edwards' effort to present Clinton "as a woman
-- not a covered up person, but as a woman."
"I didn't want to give her a face lift or change her age,"
he said of his work.
"The key was to reveal her chest a little bit. She usually
covers herself up, but I don't think that's necessary."