Nude Kim Kardashian sculpture unveiled

Daniel Edwards with Kim Kardashian sculpture

Daniel Edwards with Kim Kardashian sculpture

Artist Daniel Edwards has created the artwork, titled ‘L.A. Fertility’, which portrays the reality TV star – who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West in July – in the late stages of pregnancy with a voluminous belly “designed to entice visitors to give a respectful rub for good luck and success,” according to publicist Cory Allen.

Daniel said: “I was inspired by the beauty of Kim Kardashian and felt quite put-off by the media’s criticism of her weight gain during pregnancy. Such criticism should be off limits.”

Cory added: “We live in a media-absorbed culture where anyone can access and share a celebrity’s most intimate moments. Daniel visually captures ‘that’ intimacy.”

The sculpture – which is part of the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life, depicting a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug – will be displayed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles.

Other works in the exhibit will include bronzes of Kim and Kanye’s baby, depicted as a chubby-cheek-cherub with a swirl design pattern shaved in the hair and pregnant Duchess Catherine and Prince William’s baby, sleeping peacefully in the crown Queen Elizabeth wore as a princess.