Kanye West Immortalized with Life-Size Crucifixion Sculpture

Kanye West Immortalized with Life-Size Crucifixion Sculpture
Kanye West once famously penned the lyric "I am a God," and as a testament to his almighty musical powers, a Los Angeles-based artist has immortalized the hip-hop icon with a life-size crucifixion sculpture.

As The Hollywood Reporter points out, the statue titled "False Idol" has been unveiled today (February 22) on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. Created by street artist Plastic Jesus, the sculpture sees West as Jesus during the crucifixion, complete with the crown of thorns, nails and jewellery around his neck.

You can see what it looks the statue looks like in the tweets below, while above you can see an earlier screenprint of the piece of art. "He's a genius at writing and producing but he's not a god, and that's where we put him," Plastic Jesus told The Hollywood Reporter. "Until there's an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him. We've seen it before with people like Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan. The same people who put him into a god-like place are the same yapping at his heels for a piece of flesh when something happens."

An admirer of West's work, the artist said that "the piece is intended to be as critical of us as consumers and the media as it is of Kanye himself. We've created this idol from somebody who is clearly talented."

He also revealed the sculpture was created in collaboration with a Las Vegas-based artist named Ginger.

"False Idol" will move from its current location to the former Tower Records space on Sunset Boulevard on February 25 for an art show. West has yet to comment on the statue.