Statue of Kanye West as Jesus on Hollywood Boulevard
A life-sized statue of Kanye West as the crucified Jesus stands since Wednesday on Hollywood Boulevard. The statue of the rapper stands for the Dolby Theatre where Sunday the Oscars will be awarded.
According to Daily News, is the creator of the image of an anonymous artist who, under the name Plastic Jesus works. The golden image of Kanye wearing necklaces, sneakers and a crown of thorns. At the bottom of the statue is to be read “False Idol”.
The artist shows in a statement to know that he is inspired by the expectations we make of our idols and forget that they are just people remain, with all their defects. “And if that idols fail to deliver on our expectations then they will be crucified”, according to Plastic Jesus.
As an example, we mention the artist’s attention for the hospitalization of the West in november because of exhaustion and paranoia. “We must realize that our idols but also people who make mistakes”.
After the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2014 from a heroin overdose made the critical artist, two life-size Oscarbeelden, a four knees that cocaine can be sniffed and the other with a needle of heroin in the arm.