Hillary Clinton Busts Out

Daniel Edwards' bust of Sen. Hillary Clinton, on display at the Museum of Sex in New York.

Daniel Edwards' bust of Sen. Hillary Clinton, officially titled The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America, on display at the Museum of Sex in New York. Igor Khodzinskiy/The Museum of Sex hide caption

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The Museum of Sex in New York City unveiled its latest acquisition today: a bust of Hillary Clinton, cast in resin.

The Museum of Sex really and truly exists. On Fifth Avenue, in New York City. It's serious. When a former software magnate opened the museum four years ago, yours truly covered it (meaning NPR, not me personally).

According to the museum's press release:

"Artist Daniel Edwards describes this new sculpture as capturing Clinton 'with her head held high, a youthful spirit and a face matured by wisdom. Presented in a low cut gown, her cleavage is on display prominently portraying sexual power which some people still consider too threatening.'"

The museum's director weighs in, too:

"The artist's portrayal of Hillary Clinton as a president who also happens to be a sexual being conveys the message that a woman need not squelch her sexuality in order to succeed as leader of the free world."

Sen. Clinton's office refused comment despite NPR's repeated requests... No, no, I'm making that up. I never even bothered to call them.

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