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STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS comes to London.. Plastic Jesus left his mark in Camden..
A homeless and his dog sleeping outside the House Of Parliament..
NEW BANKSY IN LA? FRESH ARTWORK STOKES SPECULATION
An art mystery is getting a lot of attention: Overnight, a 3-foot-high graffiti image appeared on a Melrose wall. Who put it there?
Plastic Jesus kicked off his “Seven Deadly Sins” series with “Envy” a cute and cool street piece below featuring a red Ferrari and a little boy riding his bike :
The piece appeared last night in Melrose, LA!
New Street Piece by Plastic Jesus! With the artists’s usual humorous approach, ”Handle With Care” reflects on how fragile a newborn human life is and on the amount of worries and responsibility becoming a parent implies. The piece was recently created in LA.
Plastic Jesus – Handle With Care (Street Piece)
NEW PRINT RELEASE BY PLASTIC JESUS: DREAMER
Limited Edition of 50 only! Hand signed in pencil and numbered by the artist.
Notorious Los Angeles street artist PLASTIC JESUS has created a hugely controversial art installation in the middle of Hollywood on the corner of La Brea and Hollywood Blvd. to speak out on drug related deaths in Hollywood. The artist, who is known for his commentary on controversial issues, constructed an 8 foot replica of an Oscar shooting heroin into its arm. The artist has released the following statement: “From Marilyn Monroe, John Belushi, Heath Ledger, and more recently Philip Seymour Hoffman, it’s only when there is a tragic death of a high profile celebrity that the issue makes the news. However, almost every week someone in the industry dies from the effects of drug use”. PLASTIC JESUS calls attention to this tragic issue in the hopes that people will take it more seriously. The artist has a personal connection to the issue having lost two close relatives to heroin addiction.
Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles based street artist who specializes in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics. Drawing his name from the classic folk song Plastic Jesus written by Ed Rush and George Cromarty in 1957 and popularized by Paul Newman in the classic 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke.
His work combines humour, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels. His early 2013 piece ”No more heroes” featuring disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong connected to an IV drip caught the world’s attention and was featured by many media organisations including CNN, the BBC, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post and LA Weekly.
Plastic Jesus: Warchild Limited Edition Screenprint
The Huffington Post listed two works by Plastic Jesus in the end of year round up of “The Best of Los Angeles Street Art 2012”.
Art & Design Complex magazine listed Plastic Jesus as the n.1 from 10 Los Angeles Street Artists to Watch for 2013.
He has been described by the leading Los Angeles street art blog ‘Melrose and fairfax’ as “The Banksy of LA”.
In October 2013 The Melrose&Fairfax Street Art Portal wrote:
“Banksy’s latest piece might seem familiar. At least to followers of M&F. As many will recall, Plastic Jesus did a series of very similar ‘Graffiti is a Crime’ pieces earlier this year in March.”
The two pieces (see picture below) definitely have some striking similarities!
Plastic Jesus: Graffiti Is A Crime LA Street piece (Right) and Banksy’s in NYC (left)
Plastic Jesus: Graffiti Is A Crime limited edition screenprint.
Like Banksy, Plastic Jesus loves pranks: according to the L.A. Times the artist placed black boxes on the shelves at five Best Buys Friday with labels that read, “Useless Plasticbox 1.2″ for $99.99. The product description said, “Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of use.”
Plastic Jesus also included a warranty with the Useless Plasticbox: “If you are dumb enough to buy it you deserve all you get.”
He told the Times via email that he stocked the shelves at Best Buys in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Atwater Village and Burbank. One box placed at a WeHo store several weeks ago remained on the shelf for at least four days, he told The Huffington Post. Best Buy spokesman Jon Sandler confirmed the hoax to the Times, noting “We realized pretty quickly, and the folks at the stores took them down.”
Street artist Plastic Jesus recently placed plain black boxes on the shelves in five Los Angeles Best Buy stores. Labelled as a ‘Useless Plastic Box 1.2′, they featured realistic-looking information tags and were priced at $99.99. By covertly placing the fake products amongst tablets and GPS units, he hoped to inspire people to think about the rationality of their obsession with high-tech gadgets. The faux devices were described as another gadget you don’t really need.
Plastic Jesus is an artist who is not afraid to denounce and mock controversial social themes with his artwork, such as the Tesco horse meat scandal.
Plastic Jesus is not about revolution, he is not an anarchist or anti-establishment. His work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society then standing back and watching reactions and opinions.
The urban environment is harmed as little as possible.
In a fairly unconventional way for a street artist, Plastic Jesus stated:
“If you find a piece of Plastic Jesus art on your building and you don’t want it there please email Plastic Jesus and one of the removal team will be there to remove it and make good.”
Plastic Jesus latest “STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS” street piece… several ones appeared in Los Angeles, one just in front of Simon Cowell’s house
STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS Limited Ed. Print available to buy ONLINE.
Plastic Jesus has his say on Governor Chris Christie’s Scandal:
The Dreamer street piece by Plastic Jesus in L.A.