Oprah sculptor's burial mask now pays tribute to her dead dogs

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The already controversial Oprah Winfrey burial mask – which was up for auction on eBay last month and seen here at the Merchandise Mart’s Artropolis– is raising eyebrows again.

Sculptor Daniel Edwards – whose other creations include The Paris Hilton Autopsy and a sculpture of Britney giving birth on a rug (really?) – has sculpted “puppy versions” of Winfrey’s late dogs Sophie and Gracie to sit atop her head.

The sculpture – which goes on exhibit May 22 at the Leo Kesting Gallery in New York – somehow is said to depict the “overlooked threat of accidental pet fatality by common household products."

Winfrey’s Cocker Spaniel Sophie died earlier this year of kidney failure, while her Golden Retriever Gracie died in 2007 from choking on a ball.

No word on whether this addition will be up for grabs on eBay, or whether we'll be seeing it atop Mama O 's mantle anytime soon.

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Wow.... that's, um, unusual.

Who thinks this guy's stuff is art anyway???

WAS THIS IN GOOD TASTE? WHO WOULD THINK OF SUCH RECOGNITION FOR A DOG. CAN ANYONE AFFORD TO DO THIS DEED UNLESS THEY HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH THEIR MONEY. I NEED TO REFI MY CONDO AND CAN NOT GET A LOAN FROM ANYONE. LAS VEGAS NV. RANKS FIRST IN THE NATION FOR FORECLOSURES. WILL I BE NEXT?

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