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Gold Statue of Kanye West as Crucified Jesus Appears on Hollywood Blvd

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Kanye West arrives at Trump Tower on Dec. 13, 2016. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 05:29 PM

A life-size gold statue of Kanye West in a Jesus-crucifixion pose has been installed on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles by the street artist Plastic Jesus.

West stands on his toes with his arms outstretched and hands punctured with nails in the statue, which is titled "False Idol." According to Mashable, the title may allude to J. Cole’s song "False Prophets," which is critical of West, who was hospitalized recently for mental instability after interrupting several shows with political rants.

 

 

The gold art piece also resembles an Oscar statue, and is part of a series of works that have appeared around Oscar time in recent years.

“The piece is as critical of us as consumers as it is of Kanye himself,” Plastic Jesus told The Hollywood Reporter. Other pieces have included an Oscar statue with a heroin needle in its arm and one bent over lines of cocaine.

West was heavily criticized for his support of President Donald Trump both before and after his apparent breakdown, THR stated. Plastic Jesus, who has created many anti-Trump pieces since before the election, said the West piece was completed in collaboration with Las Vegas artist Ginger, who created the head of the statue and also has created naked statues of Trump.

“He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him. Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him,” Plastic Jesus told THR of West. “We’ve seen it before with people like Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan,” the artist said, adding that he is “an admirer” of West.

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A life-size gold statue of Kanye West in a Jesus-crucifixion pose has been installed on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles by the street artist Plastic Jesus.
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