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Nude Britney Spears Sculptor Exposed in Documentary

Artist Motivated by Pro-Life Movement

By (BI) Susanna Daniel

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- News of Daniel Edwards' nude sculpture of Britney Spears coincides with the release of a quirky short documentary featuring his previous controversial work, the "death mask" of Ted Williams' cryogenically preserved head.

The controversial clay sculpture that earned the artist recent notoriety features a nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn because, according to Edwards, pop-star Britney Spears is the "ideal model for Pro-Life."

His latest sculpture is the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April. The dedication includes materials provided by Manhattan Right to Life Committee.

The film based on the artist, titled “The Several Severed Heads of Daniel Edwards,” features candid interviews with the controversial artist and reveals the motivations behind his work.

The unconventional documentary, revealing latent macabre memories from Edwards' childhood -- produced and directed by former Microsoft developer A.D. Calvo -- has proven too challenging for inclusion by film festivals such as Sundance and Cannes.

A.D. Calvo's short documentary explores Edwards' gruesome influences and the pop-culture sensibilities that ultimately led to his creation of the Britney Spears piece.

Daniel Edwards has been called a new Andy Warhol, but more twisted.

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