Starting in 2014, Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus has made a name for himself every Oscars season by unveiling a uniquely altered, life-sized Oscars statue. Playboy’s Yoonj Kim accompanied him last year as he set up the cocaine-sniffing statuette in Hollywood, and this year she tagged along again as he set up his latest version: an Oscars statue posing as a stripper with a pole. Not only is it his first female statuette, but the theme veers from the usual drug-use critique to the sex work that many actor-hopefuls turn to upon arriving in Hollywood. Watch Playboy’s exclusive access at his unveiling on Hollywood Boulevard and catch the reactions from an adult performer and others.
This Street Artist Turned the Oscars Statuette Into a Stripper