Nude Britney sculpture in Billyburg

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Even in clay, Britney Spears is on the front lines in the Culture War.

Sculptor Daniel Edwards’s new work depicts a naked Spears on all fours atop a bear-skin rug giving birth to her son. It debuts next week at the Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery in Williamsburg.

Edwards calls his work “Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston.” The “pro-life” tag has the fur flying.

Anti-abortion activists are chafing at the suggestion that a sculpture of the naked singer, crouched in a clearly sexual position, is being offered up as an icon of their cause.

“Crass sensationalism in the name of an important movement is still exploitati­on,” said Charmaine Yoest, vice president of the pro-life Family Research Council.

But the gallery, at 121 Roebling St., says it will go ahead with its plan to display the birthin’ Britney.

Co-owner David Kesting said he’s received 4,000 angry e-mails about the piece, countered by 1,000 in support. But all buzz is good buzz.

“Dan Edwards is a hallmark sculptor of our times,” said Kesting. “The avant-garde movement appreciates the discussion his work is creating.”

Beyond the artistic achievement, Edwards’s sculpture has accomplished something equally difficult: For once, Culture Warriors on both sides agreed that the use of Britney Spears as an abortion debate icon is just plain bizarre.

“As a mother of three daughters, I think Britney has thrown away her chance to be a positive role model for young women, said Yoest. “It’s funny how an artist will take a celebrity and try to insert her into the nation’s discussion around abortion,” said Robert Jaffe, spokesperson for NARAL Pro-Choice New York. “There are millions of American women who have given birth who define themselves as pro-choice.”

Expect more contractions when the pregnant piece makes its debut next week.

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