This was just to funny to pass up.
Oh Nadya Suleman, was there ever anyone so undeserving of fame and attention? And has there ever been anyone so destructive to the reputation of the mighty cephalopod, or anything with the prefix ‘octo-’? For serious.
Perhaps Daniel Edwards is fighting the good fight against the cult of celebrity, or perhaps he’s just obnoxiously adding to it, but here she is : the Octomom, in the truest sense of word, presented in this limited edition polyurethane sculpture entitled ‘String of Babies’. I think you’re just giving her the attention that she wants at this point, guy.
While it’s not a huge intellectual leap to create such a literal interpretation of the dreaded ‘octomom’ phrase, you might recognize Edwards’ less punny work from the sculpture of Britney giving birth, or the dead Paris Hilton, or even the Oprah sarcophagus. This seems to be his first mass production piece - a medium which is surprisingly suited to the plastic, repetitive nature of the whole celebrity thing anyhow. On a purely sculptural level, casting subject matter aside, it’s a pretty slick piece.
The first 50 pieces will sell for a ‘pre-production’ price of $199, while the remaining 150 pieces will sell for $500 each. If you’re so inclined. I only hope that Ms. Suleman gets a free one to display in blissfully ignorant irony.