LOS ANGELES (CBS SF/RADIO.COM) – Los Angeles got a new piece of artwork this afternoon, a golden statue which depicts Kanye West as Jesus Christ.
The statue, which is titled “False Idol,” is the work of artist Plastic Jesus, who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his latest project.READ MORE: 3 Teens Accused Of Killing Man, Stealing His Dog & Car In San Francisco On New Year's Eve
“He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him,” he tells the publication. “Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him.”
“The piece is intended to be as critical of us as consumers and the media as it is of Kanye himself,” he continued. “We’ve created this idol from somebody who is clearly talented.”READ MORE: Santa Clara County Courts Reopening To Public As COVID-19 Omicron Surge Declines
Check out golden Kanye/Jesus below:
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"False Idol". #art #streetart #oscars with generous help from @pverik and sculpture @morgothlot #kanyewest #hollywood the statue will be on Hollywood Blvd for some time today. And then at our show Saturday. At Gibson bands 8801 sunset Blvd . The former tower records store.
Plastic Jesus would not say how much the piece cost him to make, but he says it was collaboration between he and the artist Joshua Monroe aka “Ginger,” the Las Vegas artist who created the infamous naked Donald Trump statues that appeared in New York, Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles and here in San Francisco.
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