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Street Artist's Cocaine-Snorting Sculpture Makes Hollywood Walk of Fame

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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Days before the movie industry’s biggest night, a street artist wasn’t about to let Hollywood forget about its more sordid side.

    On Thursday, a life-sized golden Oscar statue appeared next to Elvis Presley’s star on Hollywood Boulevard, but rather than the normal triumphant pose millions of movie fans are used to seeing, this statue was crouched on all fours, snorting a line of cocaine. The artist later removed the piece following reported complaints.

    The shocking piece, which bears a plaque that reads “Hollywood’s Best Party,” is the work of Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus, who on his website explained that his work was “intended to draw attention to Hollywood’s hidden problem of drug addiction that affects hundreds of people in the showbiz industry and is largely ignored until the death of a high profile – A list celebrity.”

    The artist’s crew removed the statue later on Thursday after a disgruntled passerby called the Chamber of Commerce, reports CBS 2 Los Angeles.

    The statue is slated to go back on display in front of an Urban Outfitters on Melrose Avenue over the weekend.



    The New York Post/Feb. 20, 2015
    http://pagesix.com/2015/02/20/street-artist-installs-cocaine-snorting-oscar-statue/?
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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

Comments

  1. Alfa
    Why exactly would this be shocking? It's not a snorting pope or child. Its a snorting oscar, which symbolizes showbusiness and Hollywood movies. Many of which are drug related or glamorize drugs.
    What is shocking is that there is no sex involved. How can there be no sex involved when depicting coke and showbusiness?
  2. prescriptionperil
    ^^^Hmmm, no violence involved either.
  3. rawbeer
    He should be snorting it off a golden hooker's ass maybe?

    This is fantastic. And I love the pose - part worship, part groveling, part sexual submission, desperate. I wonder how long before someone actually dumps some coke next to his pile and gets a picture of themself snorting it posted on Facebook?

    But yeah, how is stating the obvious so shocking?

    Here's my theory: When you're on cocaine, you're oblivious to the fact that it's REALLY obvious to absolutely everyone who sees you that you're on cocaine. Maybe Hollywood is collectively under the delusion that no one realizes it is high on cocaine?
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