Daniel Edwards - Paris Hilton Autopsy
Kesting Fine Art is pleased to present:
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.
"Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth" featuring "The Paris Hilton Autopsy" offers a cadaveric nude Paris Hilton, laid out with twisted body and opened abdominal cavity on a coroner's table, while her cell phone remains in her grip. The 'unglamorous' display which includes support material from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) counters "the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood's 'girls gone wild'," according to gallery director, David Kesting.
Paris Hilton, arrested for a DUI last year, previously released a marginally effective PSA concerning drunk driving. This latest PSA includes a website by Capla Kesting, which offers high school educators an icebreaker for discussing drunk driving's consequences. Students are encouraged to take the virtual field trip at www.ParisHiltonAutopsy.com to view the making of the "Paris Hilton Autopsy" and compete for prizes by writing Paris Hilton's obituary.
The tableau, created by Daniel Edwards, reminds potential prom queens no one is impervious to the pitfalls of drinking. Recalling Miss USA's recent battle to keep her crown through alcohol rehab and Princess Diana's untimely death due to drunk driving, a skewed hotel heiress's tiara adorns the lifeless Paris Hilton head.
The PSA also observes the teen pregnancy crisis associated with alcohol impaired judgment. With Paris's legs splayed in stirrups for postmortem pelvic examination, the "Hilton Autopsy" tragically reveals drunk driving's heartbreaking collateral damage - a "double abortion" of fetal twins discovered in her uterus.
Kesting, advocating teenagers to experience the Hilton display "hands-on," said, "Paris' internals, which include her small intestines, uterus and fetuses, are removable to assist teens with an empathetic view of drunk driving tragedy from the coroner's perspective."
UK's Daily Star recently reported Paris Hilton, whose last chilling portrayal came from 2005's "House of Wax" in a well publicized death scene, had commissioned Daniel Edwards for a sculpture of her to be placed on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip.
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PRESS, May 9th at 11:00 am. Opening reception is May 11th from 6:00 pm
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