The first family of ‘naked celebrity sculpting’ will soon unveil a naked statue of Bill Cosby with the animated character ‘Fat Albert’ as his genitals. The naked Bill Cosby statue named “Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable,” is being built by Rodman Edwards, a 15-year-old sculptor and son of Daniel Edwards, the sculptor famous for his life-size rendering of a naked Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug.
The high-school student by day, sculptor by night wants his “Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable” sculpture to replace two statues of Bill Cosby currently on display at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in Orlando and Hollywood. Last week the first family of naked celebrity sculpting displayed rendered images at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art Gallery of what the sculpture will look like once finished, and already the naked statue of Bill Cosby is creating quite the buzz.
Hopes are the statue, once completed, will bring more attention to the nearly 30 women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault, and the despicable and grotesque acts he has been accused of.
The Cory Allen Contemporary Art Gallery in Saint Petersburg, Florida, unveiled the proposed sculpture, titled “Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable,” by 15-year-old Rodman Edwards.
Edwards, from Turlock, California, hopes his sculpture will replace two others of Cosby on display at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in Orlando, Florida, and North Hollywood, California.
The high school student is the son of sculptor Daniel Edwards, best known for his life-sized nude image of singer Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug.
The proposed sculpture shows an obese Cosby standing nude with his arms extended and his genitals replaced with a bulbous Fat Albert, a cartoon character created and voiced by the comedian.
“I wanted to deal with this particular current event, because I was a big fan of Fat Albert when I was very young,” said Edwards, adding that he first asked his father if he had his own Cosby sculpture in the works.
“When he said no, I asked if I could work on this idea I had, and he was very encouraging about it,” the teen said. “He was happy with the results I came out with.”
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Just yesterday, a Florida gallery and PR firm with the dubious name CACA unveiled details about a proposal to replace the Dr. Cliff Huxtable monument outside the TV Hall of Fame with a bronze nude statue in the likeness of Bill Cosby c. 2015, with Fat Albert, crying, arms outstretched, in place of his genitals. Then, we found out the sculptor behind the piece is actually a teenage prodigy.
Rodman Daniel Edwards is a 15-year-old from Moosup, Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball and the saxophone, and making hyperrealistic sculptures. The son of artist Daniel Edwards, whose life-size sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug garnered a response from Britney herself, Rodman’s been working in sculpture since he was eight-years-old. Although he started off making skulls and Halloween masks, his repertoire has since expanded to TV characters and pop culture icons, a growing practice which eventually led to the creation of Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable.
“I wanted to deal with this particular current event, because I was a big fan of Fat Albert when I was very young. I felt I needed to speak up, and show what I think of this through my art,” Edwards told The Creators Project. “I actually asked my father if he already had plans for a Bill Cosby sculpture. When he said no, I asked if I could work on this idea I had, and he was very encouraging about it. He was happy with the results I came out with.”
This 15-year-old is easily about 10,000x more deep than I am…That, or art is all bullshit. But good on him for trying to bring more attention to the despicable atrocities that Bill Cosby stands accused of, and has the gall to make jokes about on stage.