Daniel Edwards

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Daniel Edwards (born 1965, La Porte, Indiana) is an American sculptor whose pieces address celebrity and popular culture in ways that have often stirred controversy. The release of the pieces is generally accompanied by press releases. He includes the idea of promotion and associative fame in his own marketing of his art.

Daniel Edwards’s public sculpture includes The MLK Jr. and RFK Memorial in Indianapolis, for which President Clinton performed the groundbreaking. Introduced to influencing figure Andy Warhol by mentor Antonio Lopez, Edwards followed Antonio’s advice to enroll at Warhol’s New York Academy of Art, receiving full scholarship from Warhol’s estate.

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World’s Biggest Participation Trophy for Trump’s Historic Campaign Run Dedicated in Las Vegas

RNC Participation Trophy by Daniel Edwards

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nine-foot-tall trophy featuring a large gold and sienna head of Donald J. Trump on a gilded plinth is scheduled to be dedicated in Las Vegas next month before the election. The monumental statue, believed to be the World’s Largest Participation Trophy, in honor of Donald Trump’s presidential run, was sculpted by the commissioned artist Daniel Edwards. The dedication is scheduled for November 4 ,2016, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Michael Phelps and Little Boomer’s Instagram Inspires First Virtual Reality Monument

First Virtual Reality Monument by Daniel Edwards

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards will unveil what he believes is the First Virtual Reality Monument, one that honors Michael Phelps’s legacies as Olympian and father, featuring new son Boomer. Unveiling of The First Virtual Reality Monument is scheduled for November at Irv Art gallery in Indianapolis, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Senator Tom Cotton Treason Monument Created By Artist Protesting ‘American Apathy’

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WASHINGTON D.C. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the U.S. takes a major step toward reaching a full agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, artist Daniel Edwards has created a ‘treason monument,’ featuring a bust of Senator Tom Cotton, as a protest to the ‘apathy of the American people’ regarding the 47 Senate Republicans who sent the unauthorized letter, at Cotton’s behest, to Iranian leadership that undermined the U.S. negotiations, to be unveiled later this month by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Pope Francis’s World Cup Advice Inspires Spirit of True Fraternity Banner for Gay Pride

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to Pope Francis’s wish for ‘a wonderful World Cup, played in a spirit of true fraternity,’ artist Daniel Edwards depicts the pope in a ‘true fraternity for gay pride’ banner, showing support for the pope’s aggressive efforts for human rights and equality, that will debut in St. Petersburg, Fla. this month, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Care Bears Donning Jay Z’s Apparel for Barneys New York Slated for eBay

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards depicts Jay Z as a Care Bear pal with Funshine Bear on the rap mogul’s shoulder wearing Leather Boxing Shorts from the Barneys New York collection, accompanied by six designer ornaments to be auctioned on eBay, with a share of the proceeds going to an organization that supports the ACLU’s policies against racial profiling. The work will be unveiled online this week, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Nude Pregnant Kim Kardashian ‘Fertility Statue’ Unveiling in L.A.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for ‘good luck’ is set for L.A. exhibit. The nude statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The recent work, part of the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be displayed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Leaked 3D Ultrasounds of Kimye and the Duchess of Cambridge: Prenatal Portraits of Celebrity Babies in Upcoming L.A. Unveiling

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by celebrity artist Daniel Edwards; concluding the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Art Controversy Revealed this Week: Daniel Edwards’ Justin Bieber Allegory of a Teen Sex Symbol

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Images of the allegorical tribute to teen idol Justin Bieber, created by controversial New York artist Daniel Edwards, are being released by Cory Allen Contemporary Art this week.

‘Brangelina Forever’ Inspires Harmony in Bedroom of $500K Home Built in Their ‘Name’

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phantom-Financial announces the December unveiling of the sculpture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in an amorous embrace by artist Daniel Edwards, just minutes from Brad Pitt’s own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area. The sculpture is part of the 4,000 sq. ft., $500,000 house named The Brangelina, by the Los Angeles artist known as Xvala.

Nude Angelina Jolie Park Bench Statue Provides Landmark for Public Breastfeeding

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For World Breastfeeding Week, Phantom-Financial announces the unveiling of a life-size park bench sculpture of Angelina Jolie nude with her twin babies by New York artist Daniel Edwards just minutes from Brad Pitt’s own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area in September before its Fall exhibition in London. ‘Landmark for Breastfeeding,’ inspired by last year’s cover of W magazine featuring Angelina Jolie suckling her baby.

Michelle Obama Sculpture Remains Through Election

Leo Kesting Gallery

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Possibly foreshadowing next month’s presidential election results is the overwhelming show of support for the decision to keep a portrait bust of Michelle Obama on display at Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery. Viewers walking into the west village gallery earlier this month were polled about whether to keep Michelle Obama’s likeness on display until the election.

Michelle Obama’s Sexy Mannequin Bust: NYC Gallery’s ‘First Lady’ Fashion Makeover

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — First Lady hopeful Michelle Obama receives an ‘Inaugural Ball’ makeover for providing a makeover to the face of the U.S. The sexy, bare-shouldered style-enhancement highlights Obama’s ethnicity to create a new fashion template for the 21st Century First Lady, and is the latest installment of sculptor Daniel Edwards’ ‘Inspire America’ series, courtesy of Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

Oprah Winfrey Depicted with Late Dogs in Puppies’ Memorial – New York Gallery Appeals to Pet Lovers with Exhibit

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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An exhibit dedicated to the memory of Oprah Winfrey’s late dogs opens in Manhattan’s West Village, helping to promote pet safety awareness. A life-size monument depicts puppy versions of Oprah’s Cocker Spaniel Sophie and Golden Labrador Gracie atop the head of the talk show icon by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards. The Puppies’ Memorial will be exhibited at Leo Kesting Gallery on May 22nd.

Chicago to Host ‘Oprah Sarcophagus’ from the Artist Who Created Nude Britney Spears on Bear Skin Rug

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CHICAGO, Ill., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A gilded coffin lid bearing Oprah’s full-figured likeness by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, designed to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late, lands in Chicago this week. Edwards is offering his latest creation of the television icon to break 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.

Oprah Burial Mask a Tribute to Inner Beauty – Golden Likeness of TV Talk Queen Winfrey Debuts in Chicago

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CHICAGO, Ill., April 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Oprah Sarcophagus Reaches Out to Unprepared Retirees – Health Care Reform Will Come Too Late for Some Baby Boomers

Leo Kesting Gallery

CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Kentucky Derby Horse a ‘Champion’ for Right To Die

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Barbaro, the euthanized champion racehorse, is an emblem for the Right To Die and Death With Dignity movements in a monument to be unveiled in Central Park this April, before the 134th Kentucky Derby. ‘The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die’ by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is a tribute to the late Triple Crown contender and is dedicated to the institution of euthanasia, announced Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

Barbaro to be Remembered with Statue in Central Park

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A statue of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will be unveiled at the Central Park South location where a carriage horse was tragically killed last year. The unveiling will correspond with the introduction of a proposal titled Barbaro’s Law, urging the mandatory disclosure of race-related horse injuries and fatalities. ‘The Barbaro Memorial’ by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, courtesy of Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 30th, the week of the 134th Kentucky Derby.

Artist Protests ‘Iraq War Apathy’ with Prince Harry Statue – Sculptor Daniel Edwards to Unveil Latest Political Spectacle in London


NEW YORK and LONDON, England – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prince Harry is the symbolic hero of a monument encouraging empathy for the Iraq War in the latest work by controversial New York sculptor, Daniel Edwards. The statue featuring Prince Harry will be unveiled at London’s Trafalgar Hotel October 11th during the Bridge Art Fair, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Prince Harry ‘Dead’ in Iraq War Memorial – The ‘Brave At Heart’ Honored with Royal Tribute in London


LONDON, England – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A war-mutilated Prince Harry is the symbolic fallen hero in a memorial honoring those willing but unable to serve in the occupied Iraq conflict. Harry, the youthful 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.

‘Paris Hilton Autopsy’ Educates New York City Teens – Interactive Drunk Driving PSA Promotes Safe Prom


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apr. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Cuban Exiles Can Breathe Sigh of Relief as Miami Gets Nude Britney Spears Giving Birth


MIAMI, Fla. – Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ‘deathbed’ portrait of Fidel Castro that outraged Cuban exiles everywhere in part for a scheduled display in Miami this weekend has been replaced with ‘Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston.’ The renowned nude of Britney Spears giving birth atop a bearskin rug appears at Fountain Miami, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art, from December 7th to 11th in Wynwood Gallery district during Art Basel Miami.

Fidel Castro’s ‘Deathbed Portrait’ Slated for Deconstruction in Miami

Capla Kesting Fine Art

MIAMI, Fla. – Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Plans for an unveiling in New York’s Central Park of Fidel Castro on his ‘deathbed’ have instead turned into plans for the deconstruction of his effigy in Miami, where he will be prematurely laid to rest. Capla Kesting Fine Arts announces the unveiling of ‘Fidel Castro’s Deathbed Portrait’ has been reconsidered by the artist, courtesy of the Miami FM morning show El Traketeo on WRTO 98.3.

Castro’s ‘Last Visit’ to Central Park: ‘Deathbed Portrait’ of Fidel as Humanitarian Goes on Display in NY


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capla Kesting Fine Art announced that 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, Jose Marti.

Sequel to Nude Britney Giving Birth on a Bearskin for Baby Number 2?


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sept. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Will their be a sequel to ‘Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,’ the much talked about Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug sculpture, now that a second baby has entered her life? The weekly entertainment news podcast, ‘The No Name Show,’ asked its sculptor, Daniel Edwards.

TomKat Skat Relisted on eBay – TomKitten’s ‘First Poop’ in Bronze is the ShaTizzle for Charity

Capla Kesting Fine Art

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sept. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Capla Kesting Gallery announced today that the Daniel Edwards sculpture of Suri Cruise’s first poop in bronze, which has been covered internationally in the press this week and was the most e-mailed photo on Yahoo! on Thursday, is now back on eBay. The auction will benefit the March of Dimes charity.

Controversial Sculptor Daniel Edwards Inspired by TomKat Child’s First Meal


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Aug. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery in New York announced the latest work by noted sculptor Daniel Edwards, famous for his celebrity-inspired themes, which depicts an interpretive ‘bronze casting of Suri Cruise’s first poop.’ The natural and inoffensive sculpture in bronze will be on display at the gallery in September and auctioned on eBay for the March of Dimes charity.

Alleged Suri Cruise’s Baby Poop Bronzed for Charity – Healthy ‘Evidence’ of Tom and Katie’s Baby Goes on eBay


BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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. The sclupture, ‘Suri Cruise 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 with the proceeds to benefit the March of Dimes.

Britney Birth Sculptor’s Severed Head ‘Obsession’ Featured – A New Haven Film Fest Screens Documentary About Local Artist


HARTFORD, CT – May 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Britney Spears’s pregnancy confirmation comes this week when filmmaker A. D. Calvo and controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards begin development on a short film about the making of Edwards’s next sculpture of Ms. Spears giving birth. Calvo and Edwards are scheduled to talk briefly about their project following the screening of Calvo’s quirky short documentary, THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS. The film, selected by the New Haven Underground Film Festival, features a behind-the-scenes look at Edwards’s Ted Williams Death Mask and will be shown this Saturday at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Dedication Honors Nude Britney Spears Giving Birth


BROOKLYN, NY – Mar. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.