Britney Spears inspires art that’s not porn for once


Britney Spears was the subject of over 50 pieces of art at a Hollywood gallery over the weekend. Reuters has the details:

“We reached out to a number of artists and found Britney is such a polarizing character these days,” said Steven Corfe, a co-curator of the show with Thairin Smothers.
“People absolutely adored her and wanted to celebrate her bubblegum, pop princess years. Or, they thought she was an irresponsible mother or wanted to play up the drug side of things,” Corfe added. “The show reflects that whole spectrum.”
Pieces range from a portrait of the 25-year-old singer, “Gum Blond XLVIII” by Jason Kronenwald, made of chewed bubble gum, to the 6-foot by 10-foot (1.8 by 3.0-metre) “Snake Charmer” by Jamie Boling, based on a paparazzi photo of Britney exiting a car with her skirt hiked up and no panties on.

Eh, this is nothing. I’ve been making Britney-inspired art for years. Hell, just yesterday I shoved two pipe cleaner arms on a Quarter Pounder and threw some glitter on it. I won an award for “Most Life-like Piece of Art Ever.” In fact, when I was driving home with “Brit Royale with Cheese” in the front seat, I was swarmed by paparazzi at a red light. If you start hearing reports about Britney making out with the sexiest man alive, you know what happened. I got hungry. And maybe a tad turned on. I’ve said too much. I don’t want to jinx myself and ruin my first real chance at love.