"The piece is as essential of us as customers as it is of Kanye himself," street artist Plastic Jesus tells THR of his most current creation, which will pop up in Hollywood currently. The sculpture just got a rogue unveiling on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on Feb. 22. It casts West as Jesus during the crucifixion, with nails in his hands and a wreath close to his head, but is up to date with bling close to the neck. The sculpture is portion of a series of free-standing pieces that Plastic Jesus has dropped in and close to the Oscars. In 2015, he made a daily life-size Oscar statue snorting cocaine on all fours. His other performs have incorporated an Oscar statue with a heroin require in its arm — inspired by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman — and a graffiti piece with Lance Armstrong cycling whilst attached to an IV bag. In a phone interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Plastic Jesus says the piece is titled "False Idol," and was inspired by the way in which the media and the common public deal with West. "He is a genius at creating and generating but he is not a God, and that is in which we place him. Right up until there's an concern in his lifestyle or a hiccup in his job, then we crucify him," explains the photojournalist turned artist, who cites West's controversial statements, recent breakdown and hospitalization as good reasons for his public fall from grace. "We have seen it prior to with persons like Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan. The identical individuals who put him into a God-like area are the identical yapping at his heels for a piece of flesh when anything transpires." Plastic Jesus admits that he's "an admirer" of Kanye the two musically and creatively. "The piece is meant to be as important of us as customers and the media as it is of Kanye himself. We've designed this idol from somebody who is clearly talented," he says. As for how substantially dollars he spent to make the piece, Plastic Jesus stated he could not estimate the last tally. What he did reveal however is that it really is a collaboration with a Las Vegas-based mostly artist named Ginger who is very best regarded for developing the giant naked Donald Trump statues that appeared in Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Cleveland and L.A. in August. "I approached him and he produced the head for [Kanye]," says Plastic Jesus, who ideas to move "False Idol" from the street to Gibson Manufacturers in the former Tower Data space on Sunset Boulevard for his Feb. 25 art present with Billy Morrison titled, "Anesthesia: The Artwork of Oblivion." That present runs from twelve-9 p.m. "I would say the message is this: By all signifies, deal with and respect these individuals are artists, but do not make them into gods — due to the fact we crucify our gods," he declares. No word but on how West feels about the statue, however it truly is achievable he might value the reference. He has a track on his 2004 album, University Dropout. titled "Jesus Walks," and on his 2013 Yeezus tour, he even brought a Jesus seem-alike onstage with him although he performed the song. He also posed as Jesus for a Rolling Stone cover.