Daniel Edwards

“Daniel Edwards is an American sculptor; Born: La Porte, Indiana, 1965. His pieces address celebrity and popular culture in ways that have often stirred controversy. The release of the pieces is generally accompanied by press releases.

His works include a sculpture of the disembodied head of Ted Williams, a life-sized statue of Britney Spears giving birth while nude on her hands and knees on a bearskin rug, a Presidential bust of Senator Hillary Clinton, and a 25 foot bust of Fidel Castro. ” - Wikipedia 2008

Edwards’ artwork has been reviewed by the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Los Angles Times, ArtInfo.com and Artnet.com amongst many other articles nationally and around the world. Often vilified for his use of celebrity, Daniel’s artwork has also been seen as prophetic and constant in its ability to humanize social issues the media and public have trouble addressing.

DEDICATION HONORS NUDE BRITNEY SPEARS GIVING BIRTH
Pop-Star’s Pregnancy Idealized In Brooklyn ‘Monument to Pro-Life’

BROOKLYN (March 22, 2006) --- 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.

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HILLARY TOPLESS - DOCUMENTARY UNCOVERS NUDE ORIGIN OF MUSEUM OF SEX’S ‘PRESIDENTIAL BUST’ OF SENATOR CLINTON

NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2006) - The nude study of Senator Hillary Clinton used in creating her first portrait as U.S. President is featured in a documentary now viewable at YouTube.com, the net’s leading video download site. “Hillary’s Bust”, an eight-minute short produced by Goodnight Film, reveals the sexy origins of a statue of the former First Lady planned for display at New York’s Museum of Sex. The film contains the only footage taken of an unclothed preparatory study of Hillary Clinton’s upper torso used for developing the heroic-scaled “Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: First Woman President of the United States of America”.

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SURI CRUISE’S BABY POOP BRONZED
Healthy ‘Evidence’ Of Tom And Katie’s Baby Goes On Ebay

BROOKLYN, NY (August 2006) – Bronzed baby shoes are out, and bronzed baby poop is in, for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as they celebrate baby’s “first poop”. The commemoration of baby Suri Cruise’s first poop strives to be the evidence of her existence for a public yet to see photos of the superstar couple’s four month old infant. Suri Cruise’s commissioned bronzed baby poop goes on display August 30th at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg gallery district and will be offered on eBay.

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Castro’s ‘Last Visit’ To Central Park:
‘Deathbed Portrait’ of Fidel as Humanitarian Goes on Display in N.Y.


NEW YORK, NY (October 24, 2006) – An unveiling in Central Park of Fidel Castro on his ‘deathbed’ may be the last opportunity to say ‘farewell’ to the man some revere as a champion of civil rights. “Fidel Castro’s Deathbed Portrait,” described as a colossal portrait of a solemn Castro at rest, will be unveiled at 10:00 am November 8th, just north of the monument for Cuban poet, José Martí.

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Daniel Edwards
Paris Hilton Autopsy
Friday May 11th 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Apr. 26 - Paris Hilton's naked "corpse" could provide an invaluable service to students preparing for prom this season. 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 display also features Tinkerbell, Hilton's forlorn pet Chihuahua with matching tiara, and debuts in the trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood where prom-goers frequently dine, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art.

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PRINCE HARRY “DEAD” IN IRAQ WAR MEMORIAL
The ‘Brave At Heart’ Honored with Royal Tribute in London

LONDON, England – A war-mutilated Prince Harry is the symbolic fallen hero in a memorial honoring those willing but unable to serve in the Iraq conflict. Harry, brother to Britain’s future king, was poised to be the most celebrated soldier of the Coalition forces, but due to the “specific threats to kill or kidnap him,” he was kept home. However, Prince Harry will be remembered for his intended tour of duty in a memorial to be unveiled at the Trafalgar Hotel October 11th courtesy of Bridge Art Fair.

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Leo Kesting Gallery- 812 Washington St NY NY 10014
Presents: Daniel Edwards:
The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die
Exhibit has been postponed until September for the anniversary of Smoothies Death
PRESS UNVEILING OF: “The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die”:
at Central Park South on 59th St. at 6th Ave

BARBARO REMEMBERED WITH STATUE IN CENTRAL PARK
Plea For Disclosure of Race Fatalities Sympathetic to NYC Carriage Horses

New York (January 23, 2008) – Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, is the subject of a statue and namesake of a proposal urging mandatory disclosure of race-related horse fatalities and injuries. A proposal titled “Barbaro’s Law” will coincide with the unveiling of Barbaro’s statue at the Central Park South location where a carriage horse was tragically killed last year. “The Barbaro Memorial” by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, courtesy of Leo Kesting Gallery will be unveiled in September on the annversary of smoothies death.”The Barbaro Memorial” depicts the thoroughbred champion in the winner’s circle on his back with his number 8 saddle cloth draping his belly, and represents his inability to stand on his feet due to the debilitating laminitis which followed the shattered ankle he suffered in the 2006 Preakness Stakes. Barbaro was put down for his injuries January 29th of last year. more....

OPRAH SARCOPHAGUS REACHES OUT TO UNPREPARED RETIREES
Health Care Reform Will Come Too Late For Some Baby Boomers

CHICAGO (April 2008) – With her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Oprah is making known her views on the need for healthcare reform. But controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is urging talk show host Oprah Winfrey to do more by taking the time on her show to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late. Edwards is offering his latest creation to Oprah, to assist the television icon in breaking the ice with baby boomers to encourage them to prepare for their own funerals. The Oprah Sarcophagus, courtesy of NYC’s Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 24th, near Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios at Chicago’s Gardenfresh Gallery. MORE...

 

OPRAH BURIAL MASK A TRIBUTE TO INNER BEAUTY
Golden Likeness of TV Talk Queen Winfrey Debuts in Chicago

CHICAGO (April 2008) – On the heels of last year’s farewell tour of the King Tut exhibit starts this year’s tour of the gilded likeness of talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. The Oprah Burial Mask will debut in Chicago April 24th, near Oprah’s Harpo Studios at GARDENfresh Gallery, courtesy of NYC’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

“The Oprah Burial Mask depicts for the viewer a celebration of an inner beauty for which we could all aspire,” says gallery director David Kesting of the life-sized hollowed bust. “If we each imagined an object that represented us at our most ideal for all eternity, we might hold ourselves to the highest standards, both morally and spiritually.” MORE...










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