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Meet The Artist Behind The Kanye False Idol Oscar Statue

A street artist who calls himself Plastic Jesus has composed a life-size gold sculpture of the 39-year-old rapper recreating the crucifixion of Jesus. The sculpture features nails in each of Kanye’s hands. Also included are a pair of Yeezys from West’s popular collaboration with Adidas.

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Kanye West has been immortalized in a giant gold Jesus sculpture by the street artist known, coincidentally, as Plastic Jesus – the L.A.-based provocateur whose work often comments on news events, pop culture and politics. The sculpture just got a rogue unveiling on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on Feb.

Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles based street artist that specialises in bold  stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics. His critically acclaimed work combines humor, irony, criticism  and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels.


Often questioning the norms in society Plastic Jesus confronts our compliance of culture and current affairs. The artist uses scale and contradiction as a means to highlight issues and opinions that often go unquestioned.