The saga of "Erin" -- the nude, giant-posteriored female character that artist Daniel Fila first spray-painted onto a wall on Biscayne Boulevard at NE 37th Street in 2003 -- has been rife with plot twists.
The woman's face was based on that of a girl named Erin, a former college "crush" of Fila's. When the real-life Erin -- last name Wozniak -- caught wind of the tribute, she wasn't flattered. In fact, the photographer accused the aerosol artist of stealing from her own self-portrait -- and condemned his work as a "grossly oversexualized naked figure."
Boo. Thus obliged, Fila replaced the woman's face -- with Shakira's, of course.
Just in time for Art Basel, the artist has again altered the mural. Erin has become a brunette and now holds a big-headed baby near her bosom. Her new face is modeled loosely after his girlfriend's, Fila says.
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So is the new baby his? "I guess so," Fila responds ponderously. "There's nobody else in the picture."