Not sure whether this is creepy, amazing or both, but, alas, a "famed" sculptor named Daniel Edwards
-- responsible for such past classics as a nude Paris Hilton playing with her dog
and a nude Britney Spears giving birth on her hands and knees
-- has gone and created a bronze statue of Grand Prairie's Own Selena Gomez and her boyfriend, Justin Bieber
, with the two quite literally joined at the hip.
Oh, and the 19-year-old Gomez and 17-year-old Bieber are also pretty much nude in this depiction, their privates covered only by a maple leaf (because Biebs is from Canada) and a Lone Star (because ... well, duh).
(Update at 2:59 p.m. on 8/10/11: Read our interview about the statue with sculptor Daniel Edwards here.)
At this point, the above image is the only available view we have of the statue, which is called "Justin and Selena as One." But that's going to change in the near future: Martin Puentes, manager of two New Fine Arts locations in the Dallas area confirms to DC9 today that the statue is headed the way of the area adult store chain's West Northwest Highway location. Far as we can tell, it's the first planned display of the piece.
(Update at 4:14 p.m. on 8/9/11: We've not got some more images of the statue. Check them out after the jump -- and in .GIF form, no less!)
Nude Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Statue: It Not Only Exists, But It's Coming Our Way Soon.
August 9, 2011 | 3:02pm
"[Edwards] contacted us about it," Puentes says. "We kept making sure he knew what we were -- that we're not an art gallery. But he said he wanted to put it in an adult store."
So there you go. Puentes isn't sure exactly when it's coming -- Edwards has yet to give him an arrival date -- but he's certain that the Edwards piece is indeed on its way. And he's looking forward to its arrival, too.
"His art looks pretty cool," Puentes says. "I mean, it's pretty out there. But I like it!"