Yeezus walks. Or, stands, we guess. Yesterday, a life-size statue of Kanye West as Jesus appeared on Hollywood Boulevard.
The sculpture is a piece by the artist who is known as Plastic Jesus, who is based in L.A. and whose art often comments on pop culture. According to the artist’s Instagram, the piece, called “False Idol,” will be displayed on Saturday at the former Tower Records store.
“False Idol,” according to the artist was inspired both by West himself and on the way the public sees and treats him. Plastic Jesus told The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”
It’s interesting the artist chose West for the piece, who himself has songs called “I am a God” and “Jesus Walks.”
West has yet to comment publicly on the piece.
[featured image via Liam Goodner / Shutterstock]
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