Harvey Weinstein Casting Couch Statue Erected Near Oscar Venue


The structure is located on Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, which is near the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, who designed the nude statues placed in major USA cities, has teamed up with Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus to create "Casting Couch".

"The whole couch and the entire image it gives off was to me a visual representation of the practices and methods that are used in Hollywood with these big powerful people", he said.

The Harvey Weinstein statue arrives with with news that The Weinstein Company, which earlier in the week faced bankruptcy, has been bought by a majority-female investment group that also includes the billionaire Ron Burkle. A collaboration between @plasticjesus & @morgothlot Harvey Weinstein became an icon in the entertainment industry.

Weinstein was one of the movie industry's most influential men, powering independent movies such as "The King's Speech" and "Shakespeare in Love" to Oscar best picture wins.

A tour van drives past an art piece showing a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein seated atop a couch and clutching an Oscar statue on the sidewalk along Hollywood Blvd. "Hopefully now in the light of recent allegations, against many leading figures in Hollywood the industry will clean up its act".

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According to the artists, the Weinstein sculpture took nearly two months to be crafted.

The statue was made by a Los Angeles street artist. Clenched in Weinstein's right hand is an Oscar sculpture, intentionally placed near his groin.

It's uncertain how long the statue will remain in its current position. In November, Englanders a part of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society created a 36-foot tall Weinstein effigy.

Over 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, with accounts ranging from unwanted advances to rape. He has denied allegations of non-consensual sexual contact.