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About D*Face's Oscar Skeletons at Runyon Canyon & Mel's

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U.K.-based street artist D*Face gave Los Angeles some fun street art yesterday when at least two erie versions of the Oscar statue appeared atop Runyon Canyon and in the parking lot of Mel's Drive-In in Hollywood. The six-to-seven foot statues had skeleton faces and pieces of flesh were missing, exposing muscles and bone. The one located in Runyon said "Beauty Is Just A Slice Away" while the street level one said "Beauty is skin deep."

The statues were made across the pond and shipped here, according to a source to TheWrap. "Aside from the inscriptions, there was no agenda or special meaning behind them," the internet Hollywood news 'zine noted, "and there was certainly no malicious intent, either."