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Sen. Clinton busts out at Museum of Sex

‘Presidential bust’ designed to spark discussion of sex, politics, celebrity

IMAGE: Sculpture of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
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The sculpture "The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: the First Woman President of the United States of America" sits on display at the Museum of Sex in New York on Wednesday.
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Updated: 2:59 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2006

NEW YORK - A "presidential bust" of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was unveiled Wednesday at New York's Museum of Sex, where sculptor Daniel Edwards hopes it will spark discussion about sex, politics and celebrity.

Edwards, the artist who also created a life-size nude of Britney Spears giving birth on a bear-skin rug, said he wanted to capture Clinton's age and femininity in the sculpture.

Clinton's office had no immediate comment.

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Edwards said his work features a soft "presidential smile" and wrinkles framing her eyes. A floral pattern runs across her breasts, part of Edwards' effort to present Clinton "as a woman — not a covered-up person, but as a woman."

"I didn't want to give her a face lift or change her age," he said of his work.

"The key was to reveal her chest a little bit. She usually covers herself up, but I don't think that's necessary."

Perhaps getting ahead of himself, the artist has titled the sculpture "The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America."

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