Wannabe Royal Brides, Meet Your Prince… In Wax
The pomp and circumstance surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s spring nuptials is truly astonishing at this point. From the wide variety memorabilia to the Lifetime movie and much, much more, there’s no way we’ll soon forget about this royal wedding.
The Daily Mail reports that New York-based artist Jennifer Rubell is getting in on some of the celebration. Her “Engagement” exhibition, currently on display at London’s Stephen Friedman Gallery through March 5, features a “life-size waxwork” of William. Fans can now properly imagine themselves in Kate’s place, locking arms with her fiancé and donning a copy of her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
“Ultimately being with William is really much more about a certain kind of security than sexual desire,” Rubell said. “It’s the feminine equivalent of winning the lottery.”
Despite the Mail’s criticism, I think Rubell’s cast of Prince William is a bit more likeable than some of the other stuff that’s out there. I don’t find the “roast dinner” portrait to be all that inviting. Yikes!
Below, Rubell discusses how the installation came to be with The Associated Press: