Kanye West Statue Appears Out Of Nowhere In LA

Kanye West Statue Appears Out Of Nowhere In LA 

Posted: 3:24 pm Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

By mjonbli

Plastic Jesus Art Installation Appears In Hollywood, CA

Plastic Jesus strikes again! It seems to be a yearly tradition come Academy Awards week, where the street artist unveils a life size Oscar statue. Yesterday, a giant Kanye West posed as Jesus appeared on Hollywood Boulevard.  “There are a few celebrities we have made into god-like figures,” Plastic Jesus told Rolling Stone in a conversation about his latest project. “The domain in society and culture that they fill is far greater than their output. I think that’s happened to Kanye.”  Statue Kanye’s arms are stretched apart, with nails through the palms, with a Jesus- faced medallion chain around his neck . The statue’s lower midsection is covered in a loincloth, while the tippy-toed feet boast a pair of Yeezy brand shoes. On his head, a crown of thorns that Plastic Jesus purchased from eBay for $8.00.    The expressionless Kanye head was molded by the Las Vegas-based horror artist Ginger, perhaps most famous for crafting the five nude Donald Trump statues that popped up in various U.S. cities last summer, part of a collaboration with the street-art collective Indecline.  The statue is 7 feet tall, including the platform with a sign that reads “False Idol” in old English font.  Plastic Jesus says he’s trying to call attention to “the dark underbelly” of the entertainment industry. “We hear about celebrities going to rehab for the first or the 20th time, and they get their treatment,” Plastic Jesus says. “But there are others who can’t afford that. Let’s not forget about the lighting technicians that have cocaine habits or the makeup artists who are alcoholics or the writers who sit in dark rooms feeling depressed for days on end.”