She rose to fame at a very tender age, commanding respect and adoration from the world. But very soon the world witnessed her downfall too. I’m talking about the one and only Britney Spears, whose life is all about success and failure, adoration and criticism.
Love her or hate her, but you just can’t ignore this phenomenon called Britney Spears. Its that same magnetism and charisma of Britney Spears that has made her as the theme of an ongoing art exhibition at a Hollywood art gallery.
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbatos of Bailey’s and Barbatos’ World of Wonder art gallery in Hollywood have put great effort in collecting paintings, sculpture and other work for ‘Just Britney’, which opened at their gallery on Friday. Steven Corfe, a co-curator of the show, said:
We reached out to a number of artists and found Britney is such a polarizing character these days. 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. The show reflects that whole spectrum.
More than 50 pieces of art depict the differnt shades of the troubled singer. The main attraction of the exhibition is a portrait of Britney, ‘Gum Blond XLVIII’ by Jason Kronenwald, made of chewed bubble gum. And of course, there is a gigantic painting measuring 1.8 by 3.0-metre, ‘Snake Charmer’ by Jamie Boling, that takes inspiration from a paparazzi photo of Britney coming out of a car with her skirt hiked up and no panties on.
The exhibition will run through early October.