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Suri’s Bronzed Baby Poop
imageDaniel Edwards, creator of the controversial statue of Britney Spears giving birth on a bear-skin rug, has gone one step further with his new sculpture.
Entitled Suri's Bronzed Baby Poop, it is a homage to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' new baby, and her... well, poop.

The Suri stool isn't for real but gallery officials insist Edwards' latest creation is more than a publicity stunt. In a statement, they write: "It's partially a statement on modern media that celebrity poop has more entertainment value than health, famine or other critical issues facing society and governments today."
The piece is set to be auctioned on Ebay, to raise money for charity, but the auction appears to have been taken down.

(Thanks, Jen.)
Categories: Art, Birth/Babies, Celebrities
Posted by Boo on Sun Sep 03, 2006
Comments (8)
I saw his Brittany piece, it wasn't that good, but I guess when you don't have much talent you have to aim low and go for shock.
Posted by Lonewatchman  on  Sun Sep 03, 2006  at  07:19 PM
let's see...not the Thinker in bronze. but the Stinker...what's next, not the Kiss but the p-okay, you get the pun. I'll stop now. Nah, I'll keep going. Not the Pieta, but the Piece-a...okay I'm done now. Sorry. I don't get out much
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sun Sep 03, 2006  at  08:29 PM
"The Suri stool isn't for real but gallery officials insist Edwards' latest creation is more than a publicity stunt."

No, it's a REALLY JUVENILE publicity stunt!
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Mon Sep 04, 2006  at  04:49 AM
"... the auction appears to have been taken down."

Why? Because the poop isn't real?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Waxahachie, Texas  on  Mon Sep 04, 2006  at  12:33 PM
the funny thing is, that piece of poop has more talent than both Cruise and Edwards (the "artist") combined LOL
Posted by Chuck  in  Rhode Island  on  Tue Sep 05, 2006  at  09:07 AM
What is this crap? Boy he is aiming low and going right for the diaper. I mean really, that scupture really stinks and the artist to me seems full of **it as well. The strait poop is that it didn't take much ability to sculpt it, but it definately does have more entertainment value than Tom Cruise.

When going for "maximum shock value" artists tend to overuse certain themes. As a fecal matter of fact, nudity, blood and bodily exciment are a few of them. I wonder when they are going to get off their arses and figure out that for "shock", they need to be new and original, not stepping in the piles their predecesors left behind. It is completely assinine to think that you can just dump something out there and shock us if we have already been desensitized to it. Artists need to quit wasting our time, farting around, dumping the load and make their statement instead of playing in the manure. They try and put themselves up on their stool, but we all know its just a bunch of dung. Guano home if you cant be original.
Posted by Lounge Lizard  in  El Paso, Tx  on  Tue Sep 05, 2006  at  11:25 AM
haha,well...I think this is a great piece of art.It symbolizes to me the blind and dumb interest in celebrities too many people have.And almost to the point where they believe Cruise
Posted by nitedrive  in  sweden  on  Wed Sep 06, 2006  at  05:38 PM
So let me get this straight: he complains that celebrities get too much attention, but he makes a living by doing art about celebrities. Is there a contradiction here?
Posted by Dano  on  Sun Sep 10, 2006  at  07:48 PM
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