Rihanna Poses with a Giant Headless, Bikini-Clad Statue of Herself in Berlin
It took her a few months, but on Wednesday, Rihanna finally visited the giant headless statue of herself that's been towering over the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Germany since June. And luckily for us, RiRi stopped for a photo with her monstrous likeness.
"Went to visit my boobs the biggest they'll ever be by #JuanSebastiánPeláez at the @BerlinBiennale Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art! Too wild. #Berlin" the 28-year-old R&B star joked in the caption of the photo on Instagram (below). Even in the shadow of herself, Rihanna stood out in a lime green Vetements skirt suit and a black trucker hat.
The oversize statue, titled Ewaipanoma (Rihanna), is part of a series of headless human bodies with their faces superimposed onto their chests by Columbian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez, commissioned for the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. In a skimpy string bikini, Rihanna's giant sized likeness stands guard over the courtyard at Berlin's Akademie der Künste.
According to the event's website, the installation is said to represent "otherness" as well as the "monstrous body modifications typical of celebrity culture," which just makes Rihanna's photo with it even more hilariously meta.