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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.

Dedication of the life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spears’ baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career. “A superstar at Britney’s young age having a child is rare in today’s celebrity culture. This dedication honors Britney for the rarity of her choice and bravery of her decision,†said gallery co-director, Lincoln Capla. The dedication includes materials provided by Manhattan Right To Life Committee.

“Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,†believed Pro-Life’s first monument to the ‘act of giving birth,’ is purportedly an idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. Natural aspects of Spears’ pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean’s head.

The monument also acknowledges the pop-diva’s pin-up past by showing Spears seductively posed on all fours atop a bearskin rug with back arched, pelvis thrust upward, as she clutches the bear’s ears with ‘water-retentive’ hands.

“Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the ‘right choice’,†said artist Daniel Edwards, recipient of a 2005 Bartlebooth award from London’s The Art Newspaper. “She was number one with Google last year, with good reason --- people are inspired by the beauty of a pregnant woman,†said Edwards.

Capla Kesting denies the statue was developed from a rumored bootleg Britney Spears birth video. The artist admits to using references that include the wax figure of a pole-dancing Britney at Las Vegas’ Madame Tussauds and ‘Britney wigs’ characterizing various hairstyles of the pop-princess from a Los Angeles hairstylist. And according to gallery co-director, David Kesting, the artist studied a bearskin rug from Canada “to convey the commemoration of the traditional bearskin rug baby picture.â€

An appropriate location for permanent installation of “Monument to Pro-Life†by Mother’s Day is being sought by the gallery.

link possibly not work safe I guess.. depends on where you work I guess.. it's got photos of the statue so maybe some people wouldn't want to open that at work.. I dunno: http://www.caplakesting.com/2006_catalog/de/index.htm

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I don't think the artist needs permission to use her likeness. Lots of paintings and sculptures of other famous people out there. I'm guessing it falls along the lines of "fair use".

Going by the lack of comment from Britney's camp, I don't think she was in on it.

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I could only shake my head when I read this one in the paper. WHY??? WHAT??? IS THIS FOR REAL??? R U KIDDING ME??? I could go on but much like the ART it would be pointless, idiotic, dumb, absurd, moronic, etc.,

When was Britney designated the picture of 'motherhood'. I have always been inspired by her spiritual nature and...

Unlike that artist, I am going to apologize for wasting your time.

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