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Daniel Edwards "Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth" featuring "The Paris Hilton Autopsy" May 11 – 30 2007

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Paris Hilton Pre-Autopsy

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Paris Hilton Autopsy with removable organs

Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
John H. Leo 917-292-8865 www.caplakesting.com David Kesting 917-650-3760

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Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
John H. Leo 917-292-8865 www.caplakesting.com David Kesting 917-650-3760

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Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
John H. Leo 917-292-8865 www.caplakesting.com David Kesting 917-650-3760

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Fetal Uterus

Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
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Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
John H. Leo 917-292-8865 www.caplakesting.com David Kesting 917-650-3760

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Capla Kesting Fine Art is pleased to present: Daniel Edwards Paris Hilton Autopsy Friday May 11th 2007 Reception for the Public: Friday 11, 2007 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Paris Hilton Autopsy' Educates New York City Teens - Interactive Drunk Driving PSA Promotes Safe Prom 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. Reception for the PRESS, May 9th at 11:00 am. Opening reception is May 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Capla Kesting Fine Art, 121 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY. Gallery hours are 12:00 - 6:00 pm Tuesday thru Sunday. The gallery can be reached at www.caplakesting.com or 917-650-3760.

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New York Magazine 5/ 3/07 1:31 PM The Fug Girls: Plaster of Paris

Photo: Capla Kesting Fine Art Just when we thought we’d seen all there is to see of Paris Hilton, along comes the opportunity to pick through her internal organs. Brooklyn artist Daniel Edwards — the man who created the statue of Britney Spears giving birth naked on a bearskin rug — is trying to turn the pointless heiress into socially conscious modern art. Crazy? Yes. And also no. Like a life-size, creepier version of Operation, Edwards's "Paris Hilton Autopsy" sculpture lets visitors reach into the open abdomen of a dead, naked faux-Hilton (laid out alongside her tiarawearing pooch Tinkerbelle, of course) and play around with her spleen, liver, and other fun-forthe-whole-family innards. It's part of something called "Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth," an awkwardly named public service announcement about the hazards of drunk driving that so far seems to involve only this particular statue. (We’re not sure why men don’t likewise need rescuing from this peril. Maybe Edwards is right now lovingly carving a likeness of Mel Gibson totally starkers and with a removable hairpiece?) Paris and art seem like strange bedfellows — indeed, possibly the only one she hasn't had before. We do enjoy the tasty irony in Edwards's killing the ickiest of the tabloid tarts, as opposed to a beloved, useful public figure. But, although that's probably meant to be commentary on a life wasted (on several levels), it's also a tad dumb. If celebrities had a yearbook, Paris would win "Least Likely to Be Missed." So why tell a cautionary tale like this by knocking off the one person everyone considers expendable? Paris herself would probably take one look at the installation and drawl, "Dude, I look great. DUI death is hot."

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Still, turning La Hilton into art isn’t as preposterous as it first seems. Consider the fundamental similarities: Both can be messy and off-putting, provocative and controversial. The aesthetic value of each is open to interpretation. Each evokes strong, often conflicting emotions, and both can leave the viewer confused as to what, precisely, they mean. They can both be bought for the right price. Flesh Paris and Plaster Paris serve the exact same purpose: to shock and alarm, garner pointless media attention, and ultimately bore us (after all, there’s only so much you can do with a fake small intestine). The line between them further blurs when you consider that Real Paris isn’t terribly lively to begin with, and Dead Paris at least has very real intentions. So that means Real Paris is Dead Paris is Real Paris — and now our heads hurt. Who knew Paris Hilton could ever send us into an existential tizzy? Still, if we had to pick between Parises, we’ll stick with the living. There’s always the possibility that Real Paris will wake up one morning and decide to be a productive member of society. And at least she occasionally wears panties. —The Fug Girls

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Paris Hilton ‘dead’ - but only as provocative NYC sculpture By Associated Press Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - Updated: 03:39 PM EST NEW YORK - How did Paris Hilton end up in a former Brooklyn garage _ naked, provocatively posed and seemingly very, very dead?

Of course, it’s just a sculpture _ one that graphically depicts an autopsy on the jailbound,socialite celeb for a show warning teens about underage drinking. The sprawled-out "Hilton" clutches a cocktail glass in one hand, a cell phone in the other as her distressed dog, Tinkerbell, jumps across her bare chest. She and the animal wear matching tiaras. It’s one of several whacked-out works that have gotten attention for artist Daniel Edwards. Last August, Edwards flaunted a busty Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sculpture at Manhattan’s Museum of Sex. His earlier works _ of Ted Williams’ severed head and a naked Britney Spears giving birth stirred up other artistic storms. In the Hilton exhibit, which opens Friday at a gallery run by Capla Kesting Fine Art in the Williamsburg neighborhood, removable "innards" are exhibited on a display stand placed in a sexually suggestive manner next to the "body." Hilton’s spokesman, Elliot Mintz, did not immediately return a call for comment from The Associated Press. "Around this time of year, I think of a couple of friends I lost in high school because of drinking and driving," said the artist, dressed in snow white as he stood by the feet of his creation on Wednesday. Edwards said he’s using this celebrity "as a vehicle for a public-service announcement, to educate teens." Edwards started making the work in polyester resin in January after the infamous party girl’s arrest. A judge ordered Hilton, 26, to report to a county jail by June 5 to serve a 45-day sentence for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Her lawyers have taken steps to appeal the sentence. The 42-year-old artist, a father of three from Moosup, Conn., acknowledges that Hilton’s primary claim to fame is "as a seductress. But I do respect her ability to build this career out of pretty much nothing." He says his provocative use of empty celebrity, plus the shock factor, "rings a bell, it brings it home. If one person is saved, that’s awesome." Gallery director David Kesting said the sculpture counters a disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood girls gone wild. The work, no doubt, is also aimed at making money. Buyers are asked to call Capla Kesting for a price, which was not disclosed. High school students are encouraged to take a virtual tour of the installation at http://www.parishiltonautopsy.com _ then compete for prizes by writing an "obituary" for the socialite. If you go to the gallery, by the way, you’re encouraged to touch.

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NY POST PARIS ON A SLAB BROOKLYN ARTIST SLAYS HEIR-HEAD By HEIDI SINGER AND SIMON ESKOW

May 9, 2007 -- A plaster-of-Paris sculpture of a plastered Paris Hilton shows the jail-bound heirhead spilling her guts - literally. The life-sized artwork depicts a pregnant Paris dead after a horrific drunk driving accident -naked, legs spread and with her guts and twin fetuses in a pile next to her. She sports her trademark tiara and clutches a cell phone and cocktail glass in each hand while her precious pooch, Tinkerbell, paws at her lifeless chest. "It was meant to be an interactive way for teenagers to get involved with the subject of drunk driving," said artist Daniel Edwards, a celebrity sculpture provocateur who has already immortalized Britney Spears giving birth and the head of baseball great Ted Williams. "The organs being removable was just a way for them [teens] to get hands on and talk about [drinking and driving]." Edwards got the idea after the hotel heiress was arrested for drunk driving last year. The sculptor, 42, -- who says he’s never had a drink in his life -- also invited teens to write pretend obituaries for the Hilton hottie to bring home the horrors of booze-fueled car crashes. New Yorkers can get their first peak at Paris this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kapla Kesting Fine Arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Normal gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free.

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John H. Leo 917-292-8865 www.caplakesting.com David Kesting 917-650-3760

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Paris Hilton Sculpture a Shocker By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer The latest odd statue by artist Daniel Edwards features a naked, provocatively posed, and seemingly dead, Paris Hilton undergoing an autopsy. For a show warning teens about underage drinking, the sprawled-out "Hilton" clutches a cocktail glass in one hand and a cell phone in the other as her distressed dog, Tinkerbell, jumps across her bare chest. She and the animal wear matching tiaras. It's one of several works that have gotten attention for Edwards. Last August, he flaunted a busty Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sculpture at Manhattan's Museum of Sex. His earlier works — of Ted Williams' severed head and a naked Britney Spears giving birth — stirred up artistic storms. In the Hilton exhibit, which opens Friday at a gallery run by Capla Kesting Fine Art in the Williamsburg neighborhood, removable "innards" are exhibited on a display stand placed in a sexually suggestive manner near the "body." "Around this time of year, I think of a couple of friends I lost in high school because of drinking and driving," said the artist, dressed in snow white as he stood by the feet of his creation Wednesday. Edwards said he's using the jail-bound celebrity "as a vehicle for a public-service announcement, to educate teens." Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, did not immediately return a call for comment Wednesday. Edwards started making the work in polyester resin in January after the infamous party girl's arrest. A judge ordered Hilton, 26, to report to a county jail by June 5 to serve a 45-day sentence for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Her lawyers have taken steps to appeal the sentence. The 42-year-old artist, a father of three from Moosup, Conn., acknowledges that Hilton's primary claim to fame is "as a seductress. But I do respect her ability to build this career out of pretty much nothing." He says his provocative use of empty celebrity, plus the shock factor, "rings a bell, it brings it home. If one person is saved, that's awesome." Gallery director David Kesting said the sculpture counters a disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood girls gone wild. The work, no doubt, is also aimed at making money. Buyers are asked to call Capla Kesting for a price, which was not disclosed. High school students are encouraged to take a virtual tour of the installation at _ then compete for prizes by writing an "obituary" for the socialite. If you go to the gallery, by the way, you're encouraged to touch. Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
John H. Leo 917-292-8865 www.caplakesting.com David Kesting 917-650-3760

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April 27, 2007 – Jen Carlson Paris Hilton's Autopsy In Williamsburg

Nothing says "responsibility" like Paris Hilton. This prom season, the socialite's naked "corpse" will be used as an educational tool for teens getting ready for the big dance. The "corpse" was created by Daniel Edwards, who Hilton herself had reportedly commissioned to create a sculpture of her for Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. This probably isn't what she had in mind. The interactive PSA will be a life-sized replica of Hilton (with her privelaged pup Tinkerbell) wearing a tiara, gripping on to her cell phone, and containing...removable innards in her opened abdominal cavity. Somehow this is meant to warn teenagers about the hazards of underage drinking. Why Paris? We suppose there's a direct correlation between the tiara-ed heiress and the prom queen. She isn't underage, she was however arrested for a DUI last year. Hear that prom queen, even the fabulous can fall (ahem, Miss USA). Ms. Hilton's debut will take place far away from the Sunset Strip, right here in Williamsburg. Along with the display, students will be encouraged to visit www.ParisHiltonAutopsy.com to view the making of the project and compete for prizes by writing Paris Hilton's obituary. Wonder if this was part of her community service agreement for that DUI. So with Paris's legs up in stirrups for postmortem pelvic examination, what does the autopsy ultimately reveal? A "double abortion" of fetal twins discovered in her uterus. So, like, no sex on prom night either, kids.

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NEW YORK PRESS Friday, April 27, 2007 Drunk Teens Learn From Paris' Autopsy Need some help this prom season remembering not to drink and drive? The Capla Kesting Art Gallery in Brooklyn has just the show for you. Next month the gallery will host an interactive public service announcement featuring the graphic display of a tiarawearing, autopsied Paris Hilton with removable innards, ostensibly designed to warn teenagers of the hazards of underage drinking. The display also features Tinkerbell, Hilton's pet Chihuahua, complete with matching tiara. Artist Daniel Edwards created the piece to remind potential prom queens that no one is impervious to the pitfalls of drinking. And that reminder is very graphic. "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. "Paris' internals, which include her small intestines, and other elements, are removable to assist teens with an empathetic view of drunk driving tragedy from the coroner's perspective," said Gallery director David Kesting. Awesome. Learn more here. And check out one more photo.

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Posted by John DeSio at 9:58 AM Naked Paris Hilton Dares to Keep Kids Off Booze Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Celebutant Paris Hilton can add dead naked spokesmodel to her resume. The socialite will campaign against underage drinking next week ... or at least a likeness of her will. A new sculpture by artist Daniel Edwards portrays the "Simple Life" star dead — lying stone cold on an autopsy exam table with her Chihuahua Tinkerbell at her side. Edwards will unveil "Paris Hilton Autopsy" at a Brooklyn, N.Y., art gallery May 12. Removable innards and a public service announcement will warn prom-goers about the perils of drunk driving, according to a statement from the gallery, Capla Kesting Fine Art. Hilton was arrested last year for driving under the influence. She pleaded no contest in January to the lesser charge of alcohol-related reckless driving. Edwards is best known for his sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth on a bear-skin rug. In addition to the Paris sculpture, a Web site, www.parishiltonautopsy.com, has been launched along with a contest to see who can write the best Paris Hilton obituary. Hot!

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The Dallas News Paris Hilton sculpture warns against drunk driving 12:11 PM CDT on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Through an extraordinary alchemic transform- ation, Paris Hilton's life has been given meaning. Artist Daniel Edwards' "Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth" at Capla Kesting Fine Arts in Brooklyn, N.Y., features The Paris Hilton Autopsy, a life-size clay sculpture of the celebutante's "naked corpse" – naked except for a tiara on her head, with dog Tinkerbell, also wearing a tiara, at her side and a BlackBerry clutched in her hand. Gallery director David Kesting says the piece, which goes on view May 12, counters "the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood's 'girls gone wild.' " The installation is meant to be an interactive public- service announcement warning kids about drunken driving. The Paris corpse will be displayed on a coroner's table with its abdominal cavity open. It will be surrounded by information about drunken driving.

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John Brownlee Monday, April 30, 2007 Paris Hilton Autopsy Art

The artistic maverick behind the Britney giving birth statue is at it again... this time with a sculpture of a mocha Paris Hilton on the autopsy slab, her legs spread invitingly for discriminating patrons of the art to reach in and disembowel her: "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 anti-drunk driving organizations counters "the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood's 'girls gone wild'," according to gallery director, David Kesting.... Kesting, advocating teenagers to experience the Hilton display "hands-on," said, "Paris' internals, which include her small intestines, and other elements, are removable to assist teens with an empathetic view of drunk driving tragedy from the coroner's perspective." This is horribly cynical and misguided; it just inadvertently promoting the same cult of celebrity that causes teenagers to look up to talentless bovine hussies like Hilton anyway. Yet there's something about disemboweling a homunculus of Hilton that screams "fine art," isn't there? Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
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Paris Hilton's naked art Tuesday May 01, 2007 Paris Hilton has been sculpted as a naked corpse in a bizarre art campaign to warn against the dangers of drink driving. The hotel heiress - who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence last September - is the subject of a sculpture by New York artist Daniel Edwards - famous for his piece depicting Britney Spears giving birth on all fours. The statue, entitled Paris Hilton Autopsy, shows the 26-year-old socialite lying naked with her legs splayed wearing a tiara and clutching a mobile phone. Her pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell is resting its front paws on Paris' breasts. The sculpture has an open abdominal cavity with removable life-size internal organs, which visitors to the exhibition can remove. The artwork will be unveiled on May 11 at New York's Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery as the centre piece for a public service announcement warning against drink driving, called Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth. Gallery director David Kesting said: "It is designed to counter the disturbingly glamorised trend of Hollywood's girls gone wild. "I think Daniel is really trying to embrace Paris' stance against youth drunk driving and the dangers that alcohol presents to young women in our society." Paris was arrested after midnight last September 7 for driving erratically in her silver MercedesBenz SLR McLaren in Hollywood. She scored a .08 on a Breathalyzer test, the minimum blood-alcohol level to qualify as a DUI. She claimed she hadn't eaten all day and had only drunk one margarita cocktail at a party, before leaving to get a burger. She said she was driving erratically because she was so hungry. The Simple Life star pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanour counts of DUI and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher. She then pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of reckless driving and was placed on probation for 36 months. She must also pay a US$390 fine and attend an alcohol education programme. As well as his sculpture Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston, featuring Spears giving birth to her firstborn on a bearskin rug, Daniel also created Suri's Bronzed Baby Poop, in honour of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter.

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Paris Hilton has been sculpted as a naked corpse. The hotel heiress is the subject of a sculpture by New York artist Daniel Edwards - famous for his piece depicting Britney Spears giving birth on all fours. Hilton - who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence last September - is depicted in a bizarre art campaign to warn against the dangers of drink driving. The statue, entitled 'Paris Hilton Autopsy', shows the 26-year-old socialite lying naked with her legs splayed wearing a tiara and clutching a mobile phone. Her pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell is resting its front paws on Paris' breasts. The sculpture has an open abdominal cavity with removable life-size internal organs, which visitors to the exhibition can remove.

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Naked, Spread-Eagle Paris Hilton Sculpture Created to Warn Teens About Drinking Heather Adler Published: Friday, April 27, 2007 Can a naked, spread-eagle Paris Hilton autopsy sculpture with “removable innards” really warn teens about the dangers of underage drinking and, possibly, chronic dumbness? The folks at behind the Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth think so! A public service announcement featuring a tiara-wearing and provocatively posed yet dead Paris Hilton (guess rigor set in while she was still spread and arching her back?) has been created to warn teenagers about the hazards of underage drinking. The display — which also features a very creepy looking Tinkerbell, who is wearing a matching tiara and climing over Hilton’s breast — will be unveiled in the trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, neighborhood, where prom-goers often eat, a press release from creators Capla Kesting Fine Art says. The sculpture was created to counter “the disturbingly glamourized trend of Hollywood’s ‘girls gone wild,’” gallery director David Kesting says in a statement. “Paris' internals, which include her small intestines, and other elements, are removable to assist teens with an empathetic view of drunk driving tragedy from the coroner's perspective,” he explains. Infamous party girl Hilton was arrested for a DUI last year. And as if all that wasn’t creepy enough, students are being encouraged to take a virtual tour of the installation at http://www.parishiltonautopsy.com, view the making of the “Paris Hilton Autopsy” and compete for prizes by writing an obituary for the socialite. The Paris Hilton Autopsy will be on display starting May 11 at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn.

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Dead Paris Hilton sculpture intended to teach lesson Could Paris Hilton's dead body teach some New York City high schoolers a lesson? Artist Daniel Edwards seems to think so. You'll remember Edwards as the guy who sculpted Britney Spears giving birth on all fours last year. Now, the artist has created a sculpture of the dead heiress titled Paris Hilton Autopsy which will be the centerpiece of "Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth," a public service announcement about the consequences of drunk driving. In the sculpture, Hilton lays naked with her guts hanging out as if her dead body was getting an autopsy. In the artwork, Paris is wearing a tiara and holding a cell phone while her little dog Tinkerbell drapes himself over her shoulder. The decidedly morbid display, which will have its unveiling May 11 at Capla Kesting Fine Art. Paris Hilton's reps couldn't be reached for comment. Posted by Charles Winters

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The University Daily Kansan Editorial: Health education reduced to Paris Hilton Educational tools need altering to effectively reach youth "What 16-year-old is going to focus on the cognitive impairment of alcohol when he can remove Paris Hilton’s liver and play catch with it?" By Tasha Riggins Friday, May 4, 2007 Just when you thought celebrity obsessions didn’t have any aspect of society left unpenetrated, one more has been chalked up. Now the shallow world of celebrity obsession is permeating school children’s education. The hazards of underage drinking are important for teenagers to grasp. No qualms there. However, using a celebutant as a teaching tool may mute the message. What 16-year-old is going to focus on the cognitive impairment of alcohol when he can remove Paris Hilton’s liver and play catch with it? Artist Daniel Edwards has created a statue titled “Paris Hilton Autopsy.” Paris and her famous dog, Tinkerbell, are sprawled out in somewhat erotic form and onlookers can remove her organs. The artist and agency say the piece was “designed to warn teenagers of the hazards of underage drinking.” The hazards of underage drinking are important for teenagers to grasp. No qualms there. However, using a celebutant as a teaching tool may mute the message. What 16-year-old is going to focus on the cognitive impairment of alcohol when he can remove Paris Hilton’s liver and play catch with it? The concept of making learning more enjoyable and entertaining isn’t a bad thing. Showing students simulations of what it looks like to drive drunk, listening to real stories of drinking gone wrong and learning about the health risks of drinking all “entertain” while teaching. And yes, teaching youths of the responsibilities and dangers of drinking can be improved upon — as the rise in teenage drinking proves. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services performed a study that found underage drinkers consume nearly 3.6 billion drinks a year. Clearly, underage drinking is a problem in the United States. Perhaps educational tools need to be altered to effectively reach today’s youth. However, if educators have to reduce health education to Paris Hilton in order to get through to teenagers, what’s next? Analyzing misogynistic or violent rap lyrics in poetry classes? Updating teaching methods to get through from time-to-time are necessary; adopting a tabloid culture to teach is just trashy. Paris Hilton naked for art’s sake is perfectly fine. Paris Hilton’s naked body “teaching” teenagers will only result in confused parents and increased sales of US Weekly Magazine. — Tasha Riggins for the editorial board

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London Net 30/04/07 'Paris Hilton Autopsy' warns teens about drunk driving - Paris Hilton has been sculpted as a naked corpse in a bizarre art campaign to warn against the dangers of drink driving. The hotel heiress - who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence last September - is the subject of a sculpture by New York artist Daniel Edwards - famous for his piece depicting Britney Spears giving birth on all fours. The statue, entitled 'Paris Hilton Autopsy', shows the 26-year-old socialite lying naked with her legs splayed wearing a tiara and clutching a mobile phone. Her pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell is resting its front paws on Paris' breasts. The sculpture has an open abdominal cavity with removable life-size internal organs, which visitors to the exhibition can remove. The artwork will be unveiled on May 11 at New York's Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery as the centre piece for a public service announcement warning against drink driving, called 'Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth'.Gallery director David Kesting said: "It is designed to counter the disturbingly glamorised trend of Hollywood's girls gone wild. "I think Daniel is really trying to embrace Paris' stance against youth drunk driving and the dangers that alcohol presents to young women in our society." Paris was arrested after midnight last September 7 for driving erratically in her silver MercedesBenz SLR McLaren in Hollywood. She scored a .08 on a Breathalyzer test, the minimum blood-alcohol level to qualify as a DUI. She claimed she hadn't eaten all day and had only drunk one margarita cocktail at a party, before leaving to get a burger. She said she was driving erratically because she was so hungry. 'The Simple Life' star pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanour counts of DUI and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher. She then pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of reckless driving and was placed on probation for 36 months. She must also pay a USD390 fine and attend an alcohol education programme. As well as his sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston', featuring Spears giving birth to her firstborn on a bearskin rug, Daniel also created 'Suri's Bronzed Baby Poop', in honour of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter.

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DEFAMER.COM Paris Hilton One Night In Paris 2: The Autopsy

Daniel Edwards, the Brooklyn-based sculptor who gifted the world with works featuring a crowning Britney Spears splayed on a bearskin rug, and the gilded "first poop" of Miracle Baby Suri Cruise, is back again. This time, he turns his celeb-obsessed chisel to Hollywood's supreme scenewhore, in an anti-DWI work entitled "Paris Hilton Autopsy": To help ram the message home, the Hilton sculpture has an open abdominal cavity and its innards are removable, as if the Simple Life star were really being splayed out for an autopsy. All of the internal organs have been rendered to scale and visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to don a pair of gloves and pick through the plaster-and-clay remains. The decidedly morbid display, which will have its unveiling May 11 at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, is designed to "counter the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood's girls-gone-wild," gallery director David Kesting said. "I think Daniel is really trying to embrace Paris' stance against youth drunk driving and the dangers that alcohol presents to young women in our society right now," Kesting told E! Online. Hilton, certainly no stranger to the invasive feeling of having the world glimpse one's fleshy insides, has yet to weigh in on this latest controversy. Similarly, her dutiful flack Elliot Mintz had "no comment" for a KCAL reporter--leading us to wonder if Paris is secretly pleased at having finally penetrated the exclusive circles of the art world, and is presently savoring the prospects of long lines of East Coast connoisseurs waiting patiently for their turn to handle her petrified innards, all in the name of furthering the cause of drunk driving awareness.

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New Zealand Herald Paris Hilton 'autopsy' sculpture shows heiress in deadly pose 7:42AM Friday May 11, 2007

The sculpture "Paris Hilton Autopsy" by sculptor Daniel Edwards. Photo / Reuters NEW YORK - Sculptor Daniel Edwards thinks Paris Hilton makes a fine subject -- as prom queen of the dead in what he says is a warning against drunken driving. The artist has created a sculpture of the 26-year-old hotel heiress and socialite naked and dead, with cell phone in hand, legs spread and crowned with a tiara. The Paris Hilton Autopsy is a statement about the dangers of drunk driving just as high school prom season rolls around, said Edwards, who also sculpted a giant head of Cuban President Fidel Castro and created a life-size nude of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug. Hilton pleaded no contest in January to alcohol-related reckless driving. Last week, she was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation on that offence by driving on a suspended license. "It's really kind of a wake-up call for anybody who really pays attention to Paris Hilton, close enough that they might end up emulating her," the Connecticut artist said. The sculpture was to go on display on Friday in Brooklyn. Yesterday, Hilton issued a statement through an attorney saying she was "ready to face the consequences of violating probation." "No one is above the law. I surely am not," she said. "I do not expect to be treated better than anyone else who violated probation. However, my hope is that I will not be treated worse." Hilton's lawyers have said she was singled out for especially harsh treatment by prosecutors because of her celebrity, and they have filed a notice of their intention to appeal the sentence. - REUTERS/Nielsen

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Sculpture shows Paris Hilton in deadly pose Posted: 11 May 2007 0805 hrs NEW YORK - A New York gallery is featuring a bizarre sculpture of Hollywood celebutante and socialite Paris Hilton in a distinctly unglamorous pose -- pregnant on an autopsy slab with one leg up in stirrups. The sculpture, which goes on public display on Friday, was dreamed up by artist Daniel Edwards, whose previous works have included a nude, life-sized sculpture of pop princess Britney Spears on all fours giving birth. The Hilton sculpture, which is designed to warn of the dangers of drink driving, comes complete with interactive opened abdominal cavity and the gallery is encouraging art lovers to get their hands on the removable organs. 1 of Photos 1

Hilton was arrested in September last year for drink driving and was sentenced to a jail term last week for driving on a suspended license. "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 gallery said. "Paris's internals, which include her small intestines, uterus and foetuses, are removable to assist teens with an empathetic view of drunk driving tragedy from the coroner's perspective," gallery director David Kesting said. The sculpture also features Hilton's Chihuahua Tinkerbell, also wearing a tiara, rampant and begging for attention. "The tableau... reminds potential prom queens no one is impervious to the pitfalls of drinking," the gallery, Capla Kesting Fine Art, said. Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
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Sculpture "Paris Hilton Autopsy" displayed in NY The sculpture 'Paris Hilton Autopsy' by sculptor Daniel Edwards is seen at the Capla Kesting Fine Art studio in the Brooklyn borough of New York May 9, 2007. The sculpture will be on exhibit to the public May 11 through May 30 at the gallery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Sculptor Daniel Edwards takes the intestines out of his sculpture "Paris Hilton Autopsy" at the Capla Kesting Fine Art studio in the Brooklyn borough of New York May 9, 2007.

Sculptor Daniel Edwards stands next to his sculpture 'Paris Hilton Autopsy' at the Capla Kesting Fine Art studio in the Brooklyn borough of New York May 9, 2007. Capla Kesting Fine Art - 121 Roebling Street - Brooklyn. NY 11211
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The West Australian Paris Hilton dead in new sculpture 11th May 2007, 9:45 WST A New York gallery is featuring a bizarre sculpture of Hollywood celebutante and socialite Paris Hilton in a distinctly unglamorous pose - pregnant on an autopsy slab with one leg up in stirrups. The sculpture, which goes on public display tomorrow, was dreamed up by artist Daniel Edwards, whose previous works have included a nude, life-sized sculpture of pop princess Britney Spears on all fours giving birth. The Hilton sculpture, which is designed to warn of the dangers of drink driving, comes complete with interactive opened abdominal cavity. The gallery is encouraging art lovers to get their hands on the removable organs. Hilton was arrested in September last year for drink driving and was sentenced to a jail term last week for driving on a suspended licence. "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 gallery said. "Paris's internals, which include her small intestines, uterus and foetuses, are removable to assist teens with an empathetic view of drunk driving tragedy from the coroner's perspective," gallery director David Kesting said. The sculpture also features Hilton's Chihuahua Tinkerbell, also wearing a tiara, rampant and begging for attention. "The tableau ... reminds potential prom queens no one is impervious to the pitfalls of drinking," the gallery, Capla Kesting Fine Art, said. The sculpture is for sale, although the asking price was not disclosed. The gallery has also invited students to compose an obituary for the socialite, based on the artwork. NEW YORK

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Culture Kiosk.com PARIS HILTON AUTOPSY: DANIEL EDWARDS STRIKES AGAIN WITH "DEAD HEIRESS" SCULPTURE PICTURES By C. Antonio Romero NEW YORK, 2 MAY 2007—"Sculptor" Daniel Edwards ' gimmick is turning America's grotesque fascination with celebrity icons and zeitgeist hotspots into sculpture and hokey, press releases that seem designed to feature in Google News searches about social issues as attention-grabbing (and as deeply trivial) as the celebrities themselves. After the Britney Spears birth sculpture and the Suri Cruise Poop bronze auctioned on Ebay, Edwards has moved to the other end of the cycle of birth and death, with a figure of Paris Hilton undergoing an autopsy as a warning to underage prom-queen drinkers. As with the Britney Spears birth sculpture prank-artwork, the Paris Hilton statue isn't half bad, for the kind of thing it is. But is gutted of any real substance by the bogus media stir Edwards provokes with the chock-full-of-symbols press release: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. The "Hilton Autopsy" tragically reveals drunk driving's heartbreaking collateral damage. Edwards is certainly canny (and not just because of working in the phrase "Paris Hilton head" into the body of the release— perhaps a sly reference to the Paris Hilton sex tape?). The chihuahua, for example, calls to mind Artemis (a.k.a. Diana) with a frolicking hound. He seems to be tapping into as many symbolic veins as he can: birth, life and death– and commerce, with the auction of the Suri Cruise poop on eBay, with proceeds donated to heal the sick and the crippled. What's left? Resurrection? Edwards has missed one trick, though: Anna Nicole Smith might have been a more true-to-life autopsy subject. Or, perhaps Edwards' next creation will be something more straightforwardly incarnate: reincarnation, or reanimation, with Anna Nicole as Queen of the Undead. (Smith's daughter, Dannie Lynn Hope, could of course have been a contender for the Celebrity Christ Child, if we didn't already have Suri Cruise.) Presumably the Hilton stunt has been in the works since before Smith's unexpected demise, though, and Edwards was overtaken by events. It may not be too late for recovery, though. (In fact, if the cult of celebrity has any moral master narrative, it's that it is never too late to go into recovery. If resurrection can be achieved in three days, rehab in thirty should be straightforward even without divine intervention.) Can it be that we have an "Anna Nicole Smith, Redeemed, Ascends into Heaven" sculpture and press release in our future? We wait, rapt, to see whether he's the smartest showman in the Brooklyn art world, or whether he's full of shit . Daniel Edwards Paris Hilton Autopsy Saturday May 12th 2007 Reception for the Public: Saturday May 12, 2007 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Reception for the PRESS, May 9th at 11:00 am. Opening reception is May 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Capla Kesting Fine Art, 121 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY. Gallery hours are 12:00 - 6:00 pm Tuesday thru Sunday. The gallery can be reached at http://www.caplakesting.com or 917-650-3760. C. Antonio Romero is the Nouveau editor at Culturekiosque.com. One of his personal blogs can be found at After Cheese.

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PARIS HILTON OBITUARY CONTEST
By C. Antonio Romero NEW YORK, 3 MAY 2007—Taking his current Paris Hilton Autopsy Pictures prank into the age of participatory media, artist Daniel Edwards is now running a contest which will allow people to submit fanciful obituaries for heiress Paris Hilton. He seems to have taken a course in search engine marketing at some point, having grabbed the domain parishiltonautopsy.com and set up a web site where you can submit your own autopsies. The best of these, one can assume, will appear on the web site shortly. This is all very Web 2.0... not that anyone knows what that really means, but it sure sounds good. Perhaps he will contrive to have the winner of the contest appear in a YouTube video, eulogizing the late heiress during an on-screen disembowelling of the statue. Will he rival well-known media pranksters the WTO/Yes Men? Not sure yet. But he's grabbing his share of attention, and then some.

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The Spoof.com New Paris Hilton Autopsy Sculpture Unveiled
Written by Jalapenoman Story written: 28 April 2007

Party girl Paris looked at her statue and found fault with it A new statue of Paris Hilton has been unveiled at a New York museum. In the statue, a naked Paris Hilton is laid out on a table with her inards exposed. The golden statue wears a tiara and her dog is on top of her, also in a tiara. The organs are displayed as if the subject is undergoing an autopsy. The artist responsible is the same one who made a statue last year of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug. When asked what she thought of the statue, Britney was shocked. "Paris died? No one told me. Who's gonna take care of Tinkerbell? How come Paris didn't call me and tell me she was dead? We were supposed to go party this weekend." Paris Hilton's reaction to the statue was not much different. "If that's supposed to be me, they didn't get it right cuz I'm not dead yet. They've got my cell phone in the wrong hand and I don't wear crowns like that. My guts also don't look that gross. I also don't let Tinkerbell crawl on my breasts like that when I'm naked because it scratches." When asked if they got her private parts correct in the naked sculpture, Paris was not disturbed. "Everyone knows what I look like without my clothes anyway. He did get the birthmarks right."

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