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New Sculpture Of Amy Winehouse Takes It Way Too Far!

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So disrespectful!

Although Daniel Edwards is mostly famous for creating controversial sculptures of a a pregnant Britney Spears on a bear skin rug, or a nude Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, it's his latest work that we think took it way too far - a bust of of the late Amy Winehouse.

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

He justifies the work by saying:

"I thought of her as a beautifully delicate fairytale princess, waiting to be rescued from fame and addiction, but her prince never came. I had always expected to sculpt her portrait, but I was waiting for her to put some of her troubles behind her. She had made me pay attention to contemporary music again."

And his representative, Cory Allen, elaborates:

"The portrait of Amy is dedicated to those struggling with addiction and eating disorder. Nobody should have to go through what Amy went through."

Well, what's the deal then?

You want to pay tribute to her life by making her a lost princess, but yet you still depict her body emaciated, nude, and sickly?

We doubt that anyone would think it's appropriate for her to be remembered in such a way. Especially considering the wonderful contributions she made to the music world.

This guy seems far too concerned with creating shock value when he should be focusing on what a talented sculptor he is!

Hopefully this will be his last to raise eyebrows - in a negative way!

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80 comments to “New Sculpture Of Amy Winehouse Takes It Way Too Far!”



  1. 1

    That's it, make statues to a dead junkie. Then we'll all wonder why the drug problem continues to grow.



  2. 2

    It's called "artist interpretation". I loved Amy, but she was NOT healthy…



  3. 3

    Perez… it WAS emaciated and sickly..I like it. At least he's real about it…

  4. dtm83 says – reply to this


    4

    you are wrong here perez, nothing wrong with that sculpture and nothing wrong with their explanation. stop being so dramatic and sensitive



  5. 5

    It's a bit disturbing to see this. Maybe that was his purpose, but he should of used a random person instead imo.



  6. 6

    Come on Perez, she was known for being a talented artist who struggled and died. I love Amy and the artist has done a great job at getting his message across.



  7. 7

    theres nothing wrong with it. it tells who she was from the good to the bad. its not like hes giving away some big secret of her life.
    this is probably the first Daniel Edwards piece that isnt disturbing.



  8. 8

    I donlt think there's anything disrespectful about it at all. I think it's both stunning and a true reflection on the light and shadow that defined Amy's life. I fact I think Amy would be the first to praise a piece of work like this that doesn't seek to plaster over the cracks in reality. Take a look at her body of work. All of it could be defined as ugly beautiful. Just like this piece. Art doesn't have to be a pretty ode to someone. It has other functions. I think this piece is infact kinder to her than the insincere cover stories that blogs and rags ran idolising her after her death…the very blogs and rags that hounded her with reputation blackening reposts whilst she was still alive.



  9. 9

    And nakedness is beautiful.



  10. 10

    Your an idiot, there is nothing "too far" about this.



  11. 11

    I think it looks wonderful and it has a right meaning. I also think its a great way to depict the era we are currently living. You seem to not know much about art Perez, but thats ok, just stick to your usual Hollywood stuff.



  12. 12

    I don't find it offensive. To me the bare breasts and bones make her look very vulnerable - which she was - but he has made her face quite serene. It is disturbing, but that's ok.



  13. 13

    This is taking it too far? Not the fact that he created a sculpture of a nude Selena Gomez and Justin Beiber, who is still a minor? Or the fact that said statue had a goose fucking an armadillo? Jesus christ, Perez.



  14. 14

    It's no worse than some of the pictures you used to put up of her looking sickly and half naked. That's right. That was before you gave up bullying.



  15. 15

    Amy Winehouse was a wonderful and talented singer. She was also an addict and victim of an eating disorder. He is using this shocking image to bring drug addiction and mental illness to people's conscious. Once an artist dies, they are remembered for their good qualities and their sicknesses are forgotten.

    It's time people wake up and realize that Amy, and many others, have a disease that needs to be extinguished. I think this is what Amy would have wanted- for people to open their eyes to these issues.



  16. 16

    I respectfully disagree, Perez. I think it's a beautiful work of art, and the way the sculptor remembers her. It brings happiness to him, so it is good. What do you usually call people who criticize other people's feelings or points of view, hmm?



  17. 17

    I think it is really beautiful and says exactly what the artist intended it to say. Well done.



  18. 18

    Re: booboo1107 – He posted those pictures AFTER he gave up bullying too.



  19. 19

    Yet again Mario has proven he is an ASS!



  20. 20

    What's the big deal? That's what she looked like..



  21. 21

    You want him to add fat to her emaciated true self? But I thought starvign women were beautiful? If this is what hollywood looks like (and it does) it should be portrayed correctly.. down to the ripples in the silicone. He should add 50 pounds on her to mkae her look like what you THINK you see



  22. 22

    So we should depict her as a voluptuous goddess just because she could write and sing? The truth hurts, Perez. She WAS sick and emaciated. No amount of talent should let us forget that she was a drug addict. We should not forget what brought such talent to an end.



  23. 23

    "too far" lol…this idiot.



  24. 24

    It's a gorgeous sculpture– truly a deeply thoughtful portrayal of her beauty rising, against tremendous odds, up through the confines of her physical frailties, her heart always apparent, to great artistry and meaning. You are WAY too literal, Perez, and I agree with those who remark that you don't have an art education. That's okay, but you must accept that there are symbolic and metaphoric ideas in all mediums. It's art's responsibility and privilege.



  25. 25

    Re: Mad Dog – I don't think I've ever read a single comment by you that added anything at all.



  26. 26

    She looks better in the sculpture then she did when she was still sucking in the oxygen. At least it's not all bloody, cut up and bruised.



  27. 27

    I dont find it disrespectful at all. She was that skinny. Its her and she was and I think its a beautiful sculpture.



  28. 28

    i urge you to reevaluate your take on this sculpture. i actually find your negative view on this pretty hard to understand. opinions are opinions, but this is sort of a peculiar spin on the situation. i don't think it is disrespectful at all, on the contrary i think it portrays her in a pretty flattering light. yes, her chest is depicted bony but her chest WAS bony and she WAS emaciated, more so than is shown here actually. this sculpture makes her look happy, healthy, and serene: the way she would have been without her unhealthy lifestyle, the way he is probably trying to say she is now (metaphorically, of course) that she is freed of her habits and addictions.



  29. 29

    Mario weren't you the one to report MJ didn't die and was just trying to run from his debt, weren't you the one who posted miley's crotch shot, didn't you just post nude pics of an underage kreashawn ? You have no right to call someone disrespectful….and quit acting like you were BFF with Amy.



  30. 30

    Disrespectful? Mario = hypocrite.

  31. treek says – reply to this


    31

    Perez: you are crazy. This is beautiful, is a nice piece of art. I don't believe you are writing this posts anymore, your gosh writer now has opinions????/



  32. 32

    It's a great mix of beauty and reality (read: she did drugs and drank too much).
    p.s. I supposed sh*tting on a cutout of Justin Bieber isn't "taking it too far"?



  33. 33

    The greatest artists are often misunderstood. I think this sculpture is beautiful and haunting. It says something profound because it comments on the duality of fame. The beauty and the pain. A rare talent, a princess, wasting away in front of the world.

    This sculpture is incredibly dynamic in its message. As a sculpture (unlike music and entertainment) the viewer can only look. They can't reach out and touch it, they can't change it, all they can do is look. I think it is a powerful metaphor for Amy Winehouse's life. We all could see her, but there is nothing we could do to change her.

    I think the reaction to this piece is what artists dream of. Anger, shock, thought, feeling. Those are good things. However, to label an artist who makes you feel something as disrespectful just shows how ignorant non-artists can be.

    You don't have to like it, you don't have to agree with it, but if you have a reaction, then it is art and it is to be appreciated.

    Besides, what this artist did shows respect for Amy, her life and her struggle. Unlike OK, US, PEOPLE and other magazines and blogs which only sought to exploit Amy's sickness and fall from fame for money.



  34. 34

    I think Amy would love it.



  35. 35

    I see no problems with the sculpture. Lets face it, Amy started out healthy but ended up being way too skinny, which seems to affect so many people who attin stardom. She didn't cope well with fame and the eating disorder and drugs may both have been manifestations of that. It is a commentary on the savage kind of commentary we offer up on those in the public eye. If you google 'Amy Winehouse Fat' you can find plenty of material. There you go - this is the impact it can have on women.



  36. 36

    "This guy seems far too concerned with creating shock value" — THAT'S YOUR ENTIRE REASON FOR BEING FAMOUS YOURSELF! The shock value of what you say. Hypocrite much? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



  37. 37

    great Sculpture, and i do not see disrispect at all. young amazing talented woman with drug problems and di not know how to cope with them



  38. 38

    First of all, you're wrong - the sculpture is good. Secondly, it's art. Focus on quality a bit. It sounds like you trying to meet a word quota by saying whatever.

  39. 7tizz says – reply to this


    39

    Mario has zero appreciation for art and what it means. His view of art is Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and whatever is on the CW. Pretty sad, actually.
    This artist is brilliant and had Amy saw this bust when she was alive, it might have saved her life.

  40. chiro says – reply to this


    40

    Are you serious perez?! It wasn't long ago that you were making crack jokes about her. The artists is being honest and portraying her for who she was, a pathetic drug addict that pissed her talent away? That's the problem with Hollywood, they always want Photoshop and make people out to be Holier than Thou!



  41. 41

    Y'know, mario, for someone who hates close-mindedness and conservative values and loves lady gaga, madonna and all the other 'edgy' celebs out there, you really have a immature view of actual art. You think lady gaga is thought-provoking? THIS is thought provoking. You obviously have a hard time understanding actual art that doesn't have to bash its symbolism over your head to get the point across.



  42. 42

    Reality is not offensive, Perez.



  43. 43

    Hello . . . this is what she looked like. I think it is tasteful given the fact that the artist does do weird shit with his sutff. As a person who beat heorin addiction and has been clean 20 years, this is an exact portrait of someone who needs help.

    I don't see "glamorizing anything" in this, just the opposite.



  44. 44

    It's called "art", you pantywaist. Your hand-wringing objections are prudish and catholic. Take it somewhere else.



  45. 45

    I think the sculpture is beautiful, it portrays a woman beautiful but troubled at the same time. I find the sculpture honestly respects the person that Amy was. Sad but beautiful! A lovely piece of art.



  46. 46

    lol, nobody has ever actually "*seen** the "statues. Why? Because there aren't any, it's all CAD graphix.



  47. 47

    Perez, you are wrong on this one. The sculpture is beautiful and nothing is disrespectful about it.



  48. 48

    ummmm, was she not like this when she was a hardcore junkie?



  49. 49

    Like so many in Hollywood, Amy had the BEGINNING of a promising career and then the other crap took over. She because famous for her drinking and eating disorder. Honestly, if the sculptor had given Amy a HEALTHY body, it would have looked wrong.



  50. 50

    I think it is beautiful. The face is peaceful and gentle. Her body far too thin, showing her struggles…but still through her struggles…her beauty shines through.

    Do we celebrate her by making a statue of a heavy chick? That is not who she was. Amy should be remembered for all that she was. Beautiful, tragic, kind, loving, amazing voice, struggles with life and addiction. She was all of that. There is nothing worse than turning a dead person into something you wanted them to be rather than who they were



  51. 51

    Its real, not disrespectful. I think it would be more disrespectful to make her look different than she actually was. RIP Amy



  52. 52

    At least he gave her a normal face, not one of those eyes-rolled-back faces she'd make when she was stoned to the teeth.



  53. 53

    I don't see how this is THAT offensive. If the family has issues with it then yes, he should change it but he's not showing Amy in a bad light. In fact, the sculpture with the birds in her hair looks beautiful. Some people are too over-sensitive.



  54. 54

    I see no problem with this.



  55. 55

    Oh be quite perez you said worse shit about Amy, who are you to judge anyone?

  56. adt says – reply to this


    56

    When can we stop pretending like Amy Winehouse actually did anything positive for music?



  57. 57

    Maybe that's because that's the way she looked? It is a good sculpture, stop trying to airbrush her life.



  58. 58

    Get over it! He portrayed her as she was. I think it is beautiful. Thank God he didn't perpetuate some lie about her state of being during the large majority of her public life. She was NOT a healthy person. She had moments of sobriety but often relapsed as is the case with addicts. It is so hard not to think of you as an idiot sometimes.



  59. 59

    And I must agree with others who have pointed out the hypocrisy in you talking about other people's use of shock value. Seriously? *puke*

  60. pj88 says – reply to this


    60

    I think it's beautiful… a wonderful tribute to a talented artist. Nothing disrespectful about this…



  61. 61

    Good for him. Jeff Koons did this for years with Michael Jackson and Bubbles, Isn't it funny how 'fine arts' gets so little press, but the reactionaries go wild when its off its all too silent standard. There is lots and lots of great art being made in mixed media and more inspiration should be drawn from it. Not Hollywood. Although Silver Lake should be exempt.



  62. 62

    To be fair, it is a spot-on likeness of her.



  63. 63

    Doesn't look any different than Paris Hilton or any other famous chick these days in terms of body image.

    I think the statue is beautiful though.



  64. 64

    Only problem with this sculptor's work is that his subject matter does not deserve even slightly the recognition he gives them. I feel like I'm being shown sculptures of 'Bianca Jagger and 3 of her Closet Friends'. What an piss poor generation controlled by suits.



  65. 65

    yeah right …coming from a guy who thinks nothing of shitting on a child's head……your faux concern is what's appalling here.



  66. 66

    Seriously?. This comment coming from the guy who wanted to make Bert and Ernie Gay and think that emaciating a song from "Beauty and the Beast" is the best thing ever?. The artist tribute to Amy may have been a little too soon after her death, however; his interpretation of her beauty and addiction is perfect. I think it's a well intentioned tribute to an innocent soul lost to the darkness of addiction. Touching. The song bird in her hair with the delicate lilies are a brilliant and sensitive touch to the cold bronze.



  67. 67

    I think it is honest and beautiful.



  68. 68

    Why do you call the truth disrespectful? Honestly, if Winehouse didnt disrespect her body by being a junkie then she wouldn't be depicted this way. I have absolutely zero tolerance for junkies. There are millions of people who are trying to survive everyday in poverty-laden countries, people who wants to stay alive but cant because they're sick…and we get people who have money, talent, good life but opted to be a coward and ruin everything…



  69. 69

    Why is it that when someone dies, everyone wants to pretend the bad shit didn't happen? She was a junkie with an eating disorder. She made great music, but the facts are still the facts. I'm glad this guy sculpted what he did. Good thing not everyone is blowing smoke up people's asses.



  70. 70

    Eww shes disgusting anyway. She was a strung out junkie and doesn't deserve to be memorialized, tributed and worshipped like she has.



  71. 71

    Re: Mad Dog – she might have had her problems with drugs but A. She was a very talented singer/songwriter and B. She didn't harm you by doing drugs. If someone wants to go down that road they will no matter what and if someone doesn't want to go down that road they will not, no matter what.
    As for the statue , well she was very thin at times so i don't see anything wrong with it.



  72. 72

    I am truely shocked and disappointed that you, Perez, find this sculpture disrespectful. Art is about honesty and showing us what is happening in society. Remember when you were honest, Perez? Remember when you told it like it was before you bowed down to the Jennifer Anistons of the world. You use to be an artist.



  73. 73

    um, pretty sure amy winehouse WAS emaciated. how is it disrespectful to portray her exactly how she looked and CHOSE to be?
    furthermore, let's be honest - amy winehouse was not as attractive as that bust is. edwards was being quite generous, if you ask me.



  74. 74

    "You want to pay tribute to her life by making her a lost princess, but yet you still depict her body emaciated, nude, and sickly?" You MUST be kidding - she was emaciated and sickly! You have a problem with her boobs? Wow you get your panties in a bunch about the weirdest stuff.



  75. 75

    tHIS is what she was



  76. 76

    BTW I just want to remind everybody here if they dont, that Perez was the one who published her pics when her boobies came out of her dress while possing nicely for a pap and he even made fun of her.



  77. 77

    This is the most BEAUTIFUL piece of art i have ever seen! I loved Amy when she was healthy and when she was small. He depicted her exactly how she was we we last saw her. That should not make you upset or sickened. You * Perez * of all people should be open to the artist views and opinions as we your fans are opened to yours.



  78. 78

    YOU FUCKING IDIOT, THIS IS ART. IT'S AN ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION OF WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH. OF COURSE, YOUR HUGE OBLIVIOUS ASS DOESN'T GET IT BECAUSE YOU CAN'T STAND TO LEARN OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINIONS. YOU PIG FACE.



  79. 79

    Mario, why do you keep talking about Amy like you two were best buds???!!!! THAT'S WHAT SHE LOOKED LIKE, YOU DUMB FUCK!!!!! That's what addiction does to your body. It's sad and tragic…but it's the truth. Get over yourself, Mario. She's just another statistic now.



  80. 80

    Perez, you are an actual idiot.