Plastic Jesus tells Artnet News,
“Sadly, this year with the current feeling and rhetoric within the US, it seems that it’s now acceptable again to hate someone because of their sexual orientation. We all know many people in Hollywood and the entertainment industry who are LGBTQ, and we should be celebrating diversity…”
As in past pieces, this is a collaboration with the Vegas-based artist Joshua “Ginger” Monroe, who produced the infamous naked Trump Statues.
Last March, World of Wonder hosted an exhibit called, Tears of Gold, which included Plastic Jesus’ alternative Oscar statues like Harvey Weinstein lounging in a robe entitled Casting Couch, and a statue of Kanye as Jesus, False Idol.
Plastic Jesus has his eye out for the main chance with maximum impact. His Instagram post of the Hart statue says,
““AND THE WINNER IS…”. This year’s Oscar statue ‘Hollow Apology’ featuring Kevin Hart. Over the past decades most countries have made great inroads fighting homophobia and hate, however the current divisive rhetoric seems to have taken us back to the 1970’s. So much of the Entertainment industry output comes from LGBTQ Individuals we should be celebrating it and not creating a hateful environment.””
Whatever you think of the issue, the Oscar broadcast will not have a host, for the first time in nearly 30 years.
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“Casting Couch” Oscars 2018. A collaboration between @plasticjesus & @morgothlot Harvey Weinstein became an icon in the entertainment industry. His power and influence was almost without compare. However, whilst many thought the ‘casting couch’ was a thing of the past it was clearly still a part of the Hollywood culture. For many years the exploitation of many hopefuls and established names in the industry was brushed under the carpet with their complaints of harassment and sexual abuse being ignore or worse. Hopefully now in the light of recent allegations, against many leading figures in Hollywood the industry will clean up it’s act.” The life size sculpture took 2 months to produce with Ginger taking care of the head and upper body, Initially a casting was taken from a similar sized friend and then Ginger skilfully molded the face to match Weinstein’s bloated, unshaven appearance. #oscars #academyawards #metoo #weinstein #sexassault #harrasment #hollywood #streetart #oscars2018 Special Thanks for your generous donation and making this year's Oscars statue happen: Mark & Dianne Weisberg, Mary Ripley, Lizbeth Cuadras, Dr E.W., Simon Kenney, Aaron Von Ossko, Melissa Higdon, Frank Albinder, Mike Wynn, Matty Mo, Robert Ulrich, Jess McBride, Jason Van Ostrander, Agnieszka Enchev, Jon Stern, Michael Kane. Erik Johnson & @jesushands & @padhia & @simplysaraart , @missmichellefit , @savage_boy_lol_18 @pverik
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Do you want to exhibit Kanye? False Idol – Kanye West has just finished its residency at a gallery. Do you have a space and like to exhibit the piece for a month or two? Ideally a gallery? Maybe a music production facility or even a cool office. There no charge. I can even deliver within the LA area. Please DM me. #art #kanyewest #artist #yeezy #kimkardashian @theacademy #oscars
(Photo, courtesy of the artist; via Artnet News)