Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez in controversial nude sculpture
London: Teen sensation Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez have been immortalised in a nude sculpture by controversial artist Daniel Edwards.
The teenage couple, who went public with their relationship earlier this year, appear side-by-side as 21st century Adam and Eve in the portrait, reported Daily Mail.
Edwards, famed for his unconventional creations, has come up with his new work that sees Bieber, 17, and Gomez almost completely naked. The young stars are covered only by a Canadian Maple Leaf and Texas Lone Star.
The words `Justin & Selena Forever` are inscribed on the base of the bronze statuette. The couple are being led by an amorous Canada goose and Texas armadillo.
The portrait will be unveiled at Dallas`s New Fine Arts, near 19-year-old Gomez`s hometown, at a time yet to be announced by Cory Allen Contemporary Art. Edwards said his creation "should be considered for installation at Canadian Embassies around the globe as a symbol of Canada`s prowess in the areas of art and commerce."
Edwards` spokesman Cory Allen said, "Justin and Selena joined together, symbolizes the great harmony between neighbouring countries Canada and The United States."
The work comes as no surprise as Edwards is known for his controversial works that include a statue of Britney Spears giving birth, Michelle Obama topless, Oprah with her late dogs. In 2009, he made a statue of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in a lovers` embrace titled simply Brangelina.