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.